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Officer who obtained video identified

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison police officer who obtained surveillance video for personal reasons, and lied about it, has been identified.

Authorities identify him as 36-year old Anthony Ward. Police officials say Ward has resigned as an officer. Records indicate Ward served on the department for more than five years.

Police officials say Ward violated department policies on unlawful conduct, and untruthfulness, when he obtained the video from a local business in 2011, using his authority as an officer. Officials say Ward's actions were in connection to a domestic situation. Officials say Ward denied accessing the video, but ultimately admitted it

Authorities say the internal investigation was carried out in Feb. 2013. They say the investigation was delayed because Ward was on extended personal leave.

Dane County's deputy district attorney says no charges were brought against Ward because the passage of time created problems with evidence and witnesses.

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