State calls for 18 law enforcement agencies to conduct investigations into data useage

The Department of Public Safety is calling for an internal review of 18 city and county law enforcement agencies -- including Minneapolis and St. Paul. Following up on a unidentified woman's complaint, state investigators found her drivers license information was accessed more than 400 times.
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