Lawmakers critical of first report on cases handled by state police intelligence agency

A first-of-its-kind report on the activities of a Maine State Police intelligence agency drew criticism Friday from lawmakers who said the report fell short of expectations and that more accountability is needed.

The report was delivered to lawmakers on the Legislature’s Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety following legislation last spring that put in place a new annual reporting requirement for the Maine Information and Analysis Center. The report includes information on the types of cases, crimes and reports the center has reviewed, and includes the results of a twice-annual privacy audit.