Training accident sees Harrison Ford given criminal record for domestic abuse

by L&D22 Apr 2016
It was bad enough that Harrison Ford was unjustly accused of murdering his wife in The Fugitive.
Now, the 73-year-old has been unfairly hit with a criminal record for “inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant”.
It all started when a police officer was being trained in Huntington Beach, California.
Part of the data entry training involved the name Harrison Ford being filed in the Police Department Arrest Log.
This is because part of standard operating procedure is to enter fake names and information while learning the basics of the system.
However, the cops are supposed to delete all the entries after each training session. Instead of being removed, the trainee officer accidently set the data live.
The entry read that Ford was arrested last week for inflicting “corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant and was in possession of a controlled substance”, according to the database.
What followed was a police investigation to discover where the accusation came from.
The police had no other records of Ford or any other person of that name being arrested.
Moreover, the case ID number did not follow the department's numerical pattern of other listed cases.

In fact, the actor, who is married to Calista Flockhart, was reportedly not even in the United States at the time of the alleged arrest.
The accusation has since been removed from the system.
The police reportedly have no intention of changing their training exercise following the incident, but promised to be more thorough in deleting fake entries.
Ford is actually preparing for his role in the new Blade Runner film with Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright.

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