Red-faced Nassau County officials are investigating how confidential police documents – which contained arrest records, social security numbers, and information about undercover officers – was tossed from windows as confetti during Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown.
WPIX reports that paradegoers at the annual event were stunned when the poorly-shredded documents landed on city streets, with the sensitive information still clearly visible despite being cut into strips.
Among the information that could be easily seen included details of Mitt Romney’s motorcade during a visit to Long Island, arrest records, and the identities, social security numbers and birth dates of Nassau County police detectives – some of whom appear to be undercover cops, the station reported,
Nassau County police spokesman Inspector Kenneth Lack told the station that the department “is very concerned about this situation” and has launched an investigation.
Macy’s told the station that whoever threw the confetti did it on their own: The parade uses “commercially manufactured, multicolor confetti, not shredded paper,” Macy’s said.
Source: NY Post