Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of a former Chief Agent for Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) for numerous felony charges of improperly accessing confidential law enforcement information. Dennis Bodine of Foley surrendered today at the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office and was released on bond.
Attorney General Strange's Office presented evidence to a Baldwin County grand jury on April 10, 2013, resulting in Bodine's indictment*. Specifically, the indictment charges the former ACJIC chief agent with 19 counts of willfully using the Alabama Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS) to access confidential private information about individuals that was unrelated to any official law enforcement duty.
If convicted, Bodine faces a penalty of not more than five years imprisonment or fines up to $10,000.00, or both, for each of the 19 counts of unlawfully accessing the criminal record information of individuals, which are unclassified felonies.