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Police Illegally Kept Personal Data, Whistleblower Suit Says

BANGOR, MAINE - A state trooper in Maine claims in a federal lawsuit that a division of the State Police illegally gathered and stored intelligence on employees at a camp for Israeli and Arab teens, on power line protesters, on gun buyers and on others. Trooper George Loder sued the Maine Intelligence Analysis Center last week in U.S. District Court. The Bangor Daily News reports that his lawsuit alleges the police agency violated the Whistleblower Protection Act and retaliated when he took his information to superiors.

The Maine attorney general's office disputes the allegations and tells the newspaper that the office will respond in court.