Prichard police officer arrested and charged with computer tampering, ethics violations

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A Prichard police officer has been arrested and charged with computer tampering and ethics violations.

According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office jail log, Andrew Lee was arrested and booked into jail just before 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. He was released two hours later.

Lee is facing two counts of computer tampering and five counts of ethics violations.

The City of Prichard says these allegations were prior to Lee being employed by the city. He began working as an officer in Prichard in early October 2020.

Before working for Prichard, Chickasaw Police confirm Lee worked for their department. Chickasaw Police report Lee was employed from July 2012, until December 2019. Officers said Lee left on good terms and that after he left he went to work at the Mobile County Court Police. Chickasaw’s public safety director said they did not know about the investigation until they saw it on the news.

The indictment reveals some of the charges occurred during the time he worked for the Chickasaw Police Department. Most of the charges accuse Lee of illegally using the Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS) to get information about people.

WKRG News 5 has reached out to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, who made the arrest, for more information on what led up to the charges.

Read the full indictment below:

This is a developing story.

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