My question involves criminal records for the state of the union.
I am new to the site.
I am seeking LEO employment. In the past, I was false arrested, finger printed, photographed, and booked with 2 simple misdemeanor charges 8 years ago. The judge dropped the charges under false arrest, which allowed me to sue, but I never did. The crook who arrested me and the lair who signed the charges never showed up to court; even thought, a phone call was placed on the day of my trial. I researched this matter and I have yet to request my FBI Identity History Summary. I do not think such summary will shed anything about my case because it was expunged. I do not want to disclosure my arrest on the LEO application. I feel a bit embarrassed. My arrest was out of my state of residency. Still, I feel ashamed, but I want the position. Can anyone tell me if the background investigation for LEO will find such records. In addition, the arrest, charges,and court record was expunged. I have read online that only public records are expunged and nonpublic records remain saved somewhere, inaccessible to the general public, but visible to LEO personnel for many different reasons. I have called the record department of the police agency that arrested me and the court house. They said there is no record found in the court, but the record keeper found my name on computer, just my name.