A public disclosure request was filed after Caroline Pepperell, Mr. Walser's assistant at the Sultan Police Department, allegedly used a police data base to run a background check on neighbors that she was involved in a dispute with.
Additional background materials can be found at the following sites:
Fred Walser's 39th Legislative Senate Campaign website http://fredwalser2008.com/
39th District Republicans of Snohomish County website on Fred Walser http://www.fred-walser.com/
The Petri Dish, Everett Herald blogs by Jerry Cornfield http://www.heraldnet.com/section/BLOG13Ex-Police Chief Sentenced http://www.kirotv.com/investigations/16531610/detail.html
Chad Minnick's blogs, Politics of Monroe and Beyond http://www.chadminnick.com/main/