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Phoenix officer, blogger indicted on felony counts

• Arizona Republic
A former Phoenix homicide detective and a blogger critical of Phoenix police were indicted Thursday on multiple felony charges stemming from a 2008 harassment case.

Officer David Barnes, 42, is accused of being a primary tipster to the Web site and with harassing two members of the department through an anonymous letter and emails.

The 14-year veteran is charged with perjury and misdemeanor harassment, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Jeffrey Pataky, 41, the Web site's founder, is charged with perjury and false swearing, a Class 6 felony.

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Comment by Chip Saunders
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So let me get this straight; a former police detective leaks information to a journalist and that's illegal because they lied about knowing each other? I thought only the feds walked all over the  confidential source thing. I get progress marches on. 

Comment by Powell Gammill
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