Rochester, N.Y. -- An emergency communications dispatcher with the City of Rochester has been charged with Computer Trespass, which is a felony.
Matthew Gizzi, 37, is accused of accessing the 911 computer system on March 29 to gain information for personal use.
"It is imperative that we safeguard our citizens' privacy by insuring that our computer systems and the information they contain are utilized only as needed and only for official purposes," said George Markert, director of the Office of Public Integrity.
Gizzi has been a dispatcher for 16 years. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Gizzi will be arraigned on the criminal charge on June 19.