Eight officers resign over illegal searches of dozens of people using police files
Eight police staff have lost their jobs after illegally accessing the confidential records of dozens of people on the Police National Computer.
Of the eight, one police officer and one community support officer (PCSO) are facing criminal charges after an investigation by Essex Police found them guilty of gross misconduct. Another PCSO has been cautioned.
All eight are alleged to have accessed the personal records of members of the public and passed on the information to people outside the force.
The force launched an inquiry after a whistle-blower told senior officers about ‘routine abuses’ of the computer system, which contains personal information on millions of people.
If you want to get sacked from the Police (as a PC/SRG/INS…higher ranks appear immune to such issue…) simply run your OWN car through PNC… you will be gone in a week…
I love the DM headline ”8-OFFICERS…”
Don’t you mean ”8-Police staff?”
The anti-Police stance and junk these people peddle as ‘news’ never ceases to amaze me…