(May 1, 2015)- Since last Thursday, the Cape Coral Police Department has been receiving threats from a group that is unhappy with a verdict in a court case.
Travis Robey, 21, took a plea to a felony charge of Resisting and Officer With Violence following his arrest on June 29, 2014 when he fought with officers outside of a Cape Coral pool hall.
Since then, the group has been posting threatening videos online and conducting a "doxing" attack against department personnel. Doxing is a when someone searches for and publishes private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.
The group has also alleged that it obtained this information as a result of unlawfully intruding into City computer systems and the City website.
The Cape Coral Police Department has been working closely with City Information Technology professionals to ensure the security of City networks and systems.
"The Cape Coral Police Department is working with multiple State and Federal partners on the ongoing criminal investigation. The Cape Coral Police Department takes threats against its personnel, whether explicit or implied, very seriously. We are vigorously exploring all investigative avenues at every level."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.
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