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Homeland Security report warns personal information of police across the US is being leaked online amid George Floyd protests

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Homeland Security report warns personal information of police across the US is being leaked online amid George Floyd protests

Chicago Tribune

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG

Associated Press | WASHINGTON

Personal information of police officers in departments nationwide is being leaked online amid tense interactions at demonstrations across the U.S. over the police custody death of George Floyd and others, according to an unclassified intelligence document from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, obtained by The Associated Press.

The document warns that the effort, known as “doxxing,” could lead to attacks by “violent opportunists or domestic violent extremists” or could prevent law enforcement officials from carrying out their duties.

Multiple high-ranking police officials in a number of cities, including Washington, Atlanta, Boston and New York have had their personal information shared on social media, including their home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, the report warns.

“At least one of the police commissioners was targeted for his alleged support of the use of tear gas to disperse protests,” it says.

Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-homeland-security-report-police-personal-information-leak-20200610-e3dffk25avbabjf4p3hrrsngea-story.html