UK: Policeman wrongly accused of data protection breaches sues Police Scotland for £1m

Lauren Crooks reports that a constable who was charged in 2009 over allegations he had looked at police records while off-duty has now sued Police Scotland for defamation. He is also reportedly taking his employer to an employment tribunal:

Constables Andrew Reid, 36, and former partner Amanda Daly, 34, were charged over claims they looked at police computer records after being attacked while off duty in 2009.

But the criminal case against them was thrown out earlier this year – after five-and-a-half years and 35 hearings.

Read more on the Daily Record. I don’t see where the case was ever covered on this site before, but it’s a good reminder that just because people are accused, it doesn’t mean they will be convicted or are guilty of the charges.

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