UK: Hundreds of police officers caught illegally accessing criminal records computer

Jason Lewis reports:

More than 200 police officers and support staff in Britain’s biggest force have been caught accessing the highly sensitive Police National Computer for their own ends.

Half of the offences uncovered, including some accused of passing information to criminals, took place in the last three years – suggesting the abuse of the system is on the increase.

The figures show 84 police officers have been disciplined for illegal use of the database, which contains information on millions of people, their property and the movements of vehicles across the country in the last 36 months.

A further 22 staff have also been caught wrongly accessing information in the same period.

Read more on The Telegraph.

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