Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo announced an officer employed by the Camden County Department of Corrections has been arrested for allegedly using a secure law enforcement computer database to view privileged case information relating to a narcotics investigation.
Jamall Danford, 39, of Sicklerville, was charged today with second-degree official misconduct.
Danford is accused of accessing the database without authorization on various dates between August 26 and October 21. During this time, he allegedly viewed privileged case information and ran searches on multiple people who were not housed in the Camden County Correctional Facility.
An investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office with assistance from the Camden County Department of Corrections revealed a close association between Danford and a man charged in a narcotics investigation – Harold “Killer Clown” Miller, 38, of Camden. Detectives also obtained flight records and video surveillance showing Danford traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada during June 2015 with Miller and others.
In September, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed a complaint in federal court charging Miller and five other men with conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin. The complaint accuses Miller of leading a drug trafficking organization operating an open-air drug market on the 500 block of Pfeiffer Street in Camden.
“My office will continue to investigate and prosecute any public servants who abuse their positions,” said Prosecutor Colalillo. “This investigation was successful due to the cooperation and assistance of Warden David S. Owens Jr. and his staff.”
Danford was remanded to an area jail with bail set at $75,000. He faces up to a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison and would forfeit any future public employment if convicted. He has been suspended without pay.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.
Released Wednesday, November 4, 2015.