AU: Dishonest police officers caught snooping or sharing Victorians’ private information

Peter Mickelburough reports:

Dishonest cops are being caught snooping or passing on secrets in growing numbers despite the force’s efforts to protect the private information of millions of Victorians.

Complaints of police abusing information were up 54 per cent in the 21 months to September 2014 on the rate in 2012, while proven cases doubled.

The force’s long-troubled LEAP database remains the central concern despite more than a decade of warnings and calls for its replacement.

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