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Flint Police Department under investigation

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A local police department is under investigation for allegedly looking into the background of a mayoral candidate.

Michigan State Police said they received a complaint that members of the Flint Police Department illegally checked mayoral candidate Arthur Woodson's criminal history. 

The Flint Police Department is now required to do an investigation and respond back with their results in 90 days, MSP said. The department is also required to give MSP an update within 45 days, according to officials. 

Woodson claims officers were trying to spread their findings on Facebook.

Misuse of the criminal database could result in jail time and fines for anyone involved.

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