UK: Police officers disciplined over private snooping [repost]


More than 50 police officers in the West Midlands have been disciplined for using police computer systems to check up on people for personal reasons.

Some officers have been sacked, fined, or handed written warnings, and others have been reduced in rank after being caught obtaining information for private use between 2005 and 2010, or for passing information on to unauthorised people.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show 51 officers have been disciplined during that time.

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