Fife police officer’s data protection breach trial begins

The Courier reports:

A policewoman said to have been “badly hurt” in the incident that led to the death of Sheku Bayoh went on trial today accused of accessing “personal” police data.

Nicole Short faces Data Protection Act charges at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Detective Inspector Charles Duncan, 51, told the trial that Short was assigned to the Glenrothes CID crime team, where he was her second-in-line manager.

Short is alleged to have illegally accessed crime files and intelligence database entries relating to two brothers, Dale and Matthew Innes, for “non-policing purposes”.

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