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Your Tax Dollars at Work: How Some Confidential LAPD Records are Stored

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Social security numbers, evidence, witness information and more are stored in a parking structure accessible by civilian employees and some visitors at the LAPD's Southwest Division. Over at the Northeast Division, more of the same near the employee main entrance.

This is what came out last week from the union that represents most LAPD officers. The Los Angeles Police Protective League has caught up with social media with blogging and Twittering and is reaping the benefits. Word spread quickly to mainstream media last week after their posts exposing these confidential records hit the web.

Those boxes should be stored under "lock and key" instead of such high-security techniques like a "Do Not Remove" sign and crime scene tape. The question is, will the LAPPL keep busting LAPD officials in more TMZ-gotcha moments or will these issues be addressed?