The records will be removed from the database at regular intervals so that it does not linger in background check reports longer than it has to.
Newark, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
Police.us.org is updating their database to remove arrest records that have been expunged from the court system, company officials said yesterday.
“We believe that everyone has the chance to have a clean slate,” a company representative said. “That's why the court allows records to be expunged in some cases. If the court believes that the records should be taken out of the court system, we don't think they should be in our database.”
Arrest records can be expunged by judges when people accused of minor crimes complete court-ordered probation or other orders from the court.
“This often happens with minor drug possession charges,” the representative said. “The court will order that if the person attends addiction counseling sessions and passes drug tests for a period of time, their record will be expunged. It's a way of making sure that a simple mistake doesn't haunt someone forever.”
The records will be removed from the database at regular intervals so that it does not linger in background check reports longer than it has to, the company said.
“We can't instantly make them go away, but we can make sure our IT staff is on top of it and gets them off the books in a reasonable amount of time,” the representative said.
The company decided to expunge the records after some customers expressed concerns that there might be legal concerns in using arrest records that have been wiped out by the court system.
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