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Ex-cop's personnel hearing postponed to March 5 date

Calvin Ingram, fired for computer tampering, plans to contest termination

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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:00 am

A former Marana police officer who was fired in September has requested that a personnel-board hearing be postponed.

Calvin Ingram, a 10-year veteran with Marana police, was scheduled to appeal his firing with the Personnel Action Review Board last Thursday, Jan. 21. Ingram did not attend the hearing, and his attorney requested the hearing be delayed.

"Calvin Ingram will not be here for the hearing, he is sick," said Michael Storie, an attorney representing Ingram. "I have to ask for a continuance so that he can be here."

Attorneys for the town did not object to the board rescheduling the hearing. The town had earlier asked that the board reschedule a previous meeting.

A new PARB hearing was scheduled for March 5.

Ingram was fired in September after an internal investigation determined that he used his access to restricted databases to obtain personal information on numerous people.

In a September letter informing Ingram that he would be fired, Marana Police Chief Terry Tometich noted that an investigation found Ingram had used his database access to conduct at least 86 searches of people that did not correspond to his duties as a police officer.

Marana police investigators said the searches amounted to felony violations, including computer tampering and unauthorized access of criminal background searches.

Since Ingram's firing, he has been named a defendant in a criminal case. The Arizona Attorney General's office filed a 27-count indictment against Ingram for computer tampering, trafficking in identities and aggravated taking of people's identities.

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