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Midnight_Caller
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Police officers resign

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="Daily Mail"]
Eight officers resign over illegal searches of dozens of people using police files
Eight police staff have lost their jobs after illegally accessing the confidential records of dozens of people on the Police National Computer.
Of the eight, one police officer and one community support officer (PCSO) are facing criminal charges after an investigation by Essex Police found them guilty of gross misconduct. Another PCSO has been cautioned.
All eight are alleged to have accessed the personal records of members of the public and passed on the information to people outside the force.
The force launched an inquiry after a whistle-blower told senior officers about ‘routine abuses’ of the computer system, which contains personal information on millions of people.
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Re: Police officers resign

Being prosecuted under the Data Protection Act.. even thats a watered down charge considering they have to sign up to the Official Secrets Act.
As always, the cops look after their own  Roll eyes
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VileReynard
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Re: Police officers resign

It's unusual for police officers to be successfully prosecuted for anything.
In serious cases, a resignation is quite sufficient - although they still get their pension.
They are essentially above the law.  Cheesy

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Re: Police officers resign

Not surprising considering the rising number of serving officers allowed to stay in the force despite having a criminal record.
Times was being a police officer meant you had to be whiter than white.
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Times was being a police officer meant you had to be whiter than white.

Even if you belong to the "Ethnic Minority"  Roll eyes
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Steve
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You have to remember that even police officers are human, One up here has just been done for downloading heaps of 'child pornography' to their desktop, He will get a right kickin once he is locked up and put on the sex offenders register. Protection inside never happens to folk like this. Inside screws make sure of that.
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Re: Police officers resign

Good.

Steve
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A Grampian Police officer is set to stand trial on child pornography charges.
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Neil Shand, 49, is alleged to have been in possession of indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children at his home in Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire.
He is further accused of taking or permitting indecent images of children to be taken.
Mr Shand, who denies the charges, was not present when the case called at Peterhead Sheriff Court.
The offences are alleged to have been committed between 8 January and 15 December 2010.
The case is due to go to trial later this month.

Source..http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-16410052
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You have to remember that even police officers are human

That's true but in more sensible times the right "humans" were selected for the right jobs.
Upstanding six foot plus "humans" for police.......Caring "humans" for nurses etc etc........
Sadly this practice is now is thing of the past.
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I posted what I posted because foxy said....
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It's unusual for police officers to be successfully prosecuted for anything.
No one Is above the law, Not even a copper.
tinto
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As an indication of how times have changed.
In 1961, a (male) sergeant and a probationer WPC in the police force of which I was member, were both dismissed for "disreputable conduct liable to bring discredit on the force" when his wife reported to the Chief Constable they were dancing the horizontal hokey cokey.
There aren't any WPC's now either.