Metro digest || Police officer indicted
|Police officer indicted
WARREN — A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted a Mahoning County corrections officer and part-time Braceville Township police officer on two charges each of obstructing justice, unauthorized use of a criminal-justice database and disclosure of confidential information.
Ryan M. Freeman, 30, of Front Street Southwest, will be arraigned at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. He is on paid administrative leave from the sheriff’s department.
The Trumbull Ashtabula Law Enforcement Task Force charged Freeman with several offenses in late January after an investigation determined that Freeman used the Automated Database System, which is only available to law enforcement, to look up information on a man later charged by TAG with aggravated trafficking in drugs.
Lt. Jeff Orr, TAG commander, said it is believed Freeman looked up information on Fred D. Johnson, 39, of 714 Homewood Ave. S.E., Warren, while Johnson was at Freeman’s home.