MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Memphis city police officer has been given a year of home confinement and fined $5,000 for illegally looking up information on a federal database.
A federal judge in Memphis sentenced Sean Fritz on Monday, saying the former officer's crime was serious, although it wasn't violent.
The Commercial Appeal reported Fritz apologized to the court and said he hated throwing away a good career.
The 37-year-old Fritz was a 15-year veteran officer when he was offered a weekend trip in exchange for looking up someone on the FBI's National Crime Information Center database. A friend of his, who was working as an FBI informant, asked Fritz to look up a car license plate number so he could recover a watch from a jeweler who went out of business