UK: Officer sacked after using police computer to snoop on niece’s drug dealing boyfriend

There’s an update to a case I’ve been following since earlier this year.  The Echo reports that Paula Humphreys of Merseyside Police was fired for snooping in confidential computers for information about her relatives and their boyfriends:

The 43-year-old researched her sister Dawn’s boyfriend Lee Gallagher who later was jailed for more than four years after being found with £56,000 worth of heroin.


Further illegal computer searches were carried out by Mrs Humphreys into another of Miss Macdonald’s boyfriends while her decision to sign a driving licence for Mr Gallagher – later sent to prison for Class A drug peddling – was also quizzed by misconduct officials.

Read more on The Echo.


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