New York Police Department - 40th Precinct

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Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2012
New York , NY
United States
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A precinct employee trashed a number of documents after they had been damaged by a flood in the basement of the building.  Dumpster divers found the documents and reported that they were readable.  The documents, which contained at least one domestic violence report, stolen property records, criminal complaints, and mug shots, were then recovered, secured, and presumably shredded.