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East Hartford police officer arrested for computer crimes

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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The East Hartford police are investigating a nine-year veteran of the department after he is accused of using a law enforcement computer system to get information about his ex-girlfriend and her sibling.

Juma Jones, 35, used the Connecticut Online Law Enforcement Communication Teleprocessing computer system to find out personal information about his ex and her sister on Dec. 17, according to police.

According to police, investigators discovered the inappropriate use of the computer system when he was arrested on Jan. 11 in connection with a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend.

Jones, who is currently on administrative leave and being investigated by internal affairs, after being charged with first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Police said Jones is accused of going to his ex-girlfriend's home in Hartford on Jan. 11 against her wishes after he called her consistently for 48 hours.

Jones, who was in possession of a police-issued handgun, claims he stopped by the residence to "return several pieces of Tupperware."

His attorneys previously told Eyewitness News they believe this is a big misunderstanding that Jones' ex-girlfriend wants to put behind her.

On Tuesday, Jones was charged with three counts of third-degree computer crime. He was released on a $75,000 bond and scheduled to arraigned in Manchester Superior Court on Feb. 25.

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