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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A powerful state senator says hundreds of police officers may have abused their power. The officers used a state database to look up personal information on just one woman.

State Sen. Warren Limmer is the chair of the Judiciary Committee.

He is asking the Department of Public Safety to provide details of an investigation that may affect more than 400 police officers from 18 different departments.

“It starts to raise a question of whether or not someone is just sifting through to get information on one citizen. It certainly raises questions in my mind,” Limmer said.

Limmer said state law specifically allows police officers to look at personal driver’s license information, only in the course of an investigation.

He said he’s concerned law enforcment officers may have violated that standard.

Limmer is meeting Friday with Public Safety officials to be briefed on the investigation.

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