State senator upset over claims police may have snooped in private data

Republican Warren Limmer, the chairman of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, says he wants to know more about the investigation. He plans to meet Friday with Department of Public Safety officials.
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Republican Warren Limmer, the chairman of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, says he wants to know more about the investigation. He plans to meet Friday with Department of Public Safety officials.

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