Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Police Accidentally Release Confidential Documents on Death Investigation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Police Accidentally Release Confidential Documents on Death Investigation

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Ottawa police accidentally release documents

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Ottawa police are investigating after documents containing personal and confidential information in a suspicious death investigation were accidentally released in an email.

On Sunday morning, documents containing names, phone numbers and statements from witnesses and details of the case were included in an email to members of the media.

Duty Insp. Trish Ferguson said the documents were from an investigation into the suspicious death of a man who was found in a hotel room on Saturday night.

"It went out to the media over email, so it was a pretty limited distribution, but still something that is serious," Ferguson said.

Ottawa police sent another email shortly after stating that the documents were unintentionally sent to the media email list and they asked that the emails be deleted. …

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