A state lawmaker wants to get innocent people removed from the state's online court record database.
The Consolidated Court Automation Programs database, known as CCAP , allows users to find out if a person has ever faced criminal charges in the state. However, State Representative Robin Vos (R-Racine) says it's unfair that people who are found innocent of a crime remain in the system.
Vos is introducing legislation that requires cases to be removed from CCAP, if a person has been found innocent or the charges were dropped. He says the public has every right to know if you were found guilty of a crime, but he's worried about potential discrimination if a person's name is even associated with an offense in the system.