Abuse of the Police National Computer

#1
An Inspector with West Midlands Police has been given 240 hours community service after falsely accussing his wife's lover of motoring offences.

The Inspector used the PNC to access and find personal details of his wife's lover and issued him with prosecution notices.


" I would like to know how this could be done without any offence being committed, secondly I hope the W*****R was sacked & not given the option to resign thus losing his Police pension. A blatent abuse of the Data protection Act."
 
#2
Hell hath no fury like an inspector scorned.

What a wimp. Should have punched the guy's (?) lights out.

But then he might have got into trouble.
 
#4
Spanner said:
Fantastic! Serve the bloke right for interfering with someone's missus!
Supposing that happened to you, dont think you would be too over excited about getting prosection notices through your door!. Mistersoft is correct, should have just performed the Marquis of Queensbury's rules.
 
#5
I might be wrong here, but it's my understanding that being sacked doesn't mean a policeman loses his pension.

It means he has to wait until state retirement age to receive whatever pension his length of service at the time of sacking has accrued.
 
#7
He got of very lightly if all he got was community service.
Where I work as well as the criminal prosecution it is a straightforward sacking offence.
 
#8
camman said:
He got of very lightly if all he got was community service.
Where I work as well as the criminal prosecution it is a straightforward sacking offence.
Agreed. On the facts as reported, this was even worse misconduct than misuse of police computers to "do someone a favour". Issuing false charges is a textbook example of oppression of the subject.

No link supplied, so here is one to the Telegraph.
 
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#9
He should have done what every other copper would have done. Planted some dope on him.
 
#10
Biscuits_AB said:
He should have done what every other copper would have done. Planted some dope on him.
Noooo...I don't believe for one second that our hard working boys in blue could be capable of such a thing... :plotting:
 
#15
scottishcammy said:
... Hackle..."...oppression of the subject"
What are you on about?! It's an individual's actions when he had obviously taken leave of his senses. The way you describe it emplies some kind of institutional failing/impropriety...
Nope. Nothing in what I said was aimed at the force. How can it have been, since I obviously support the force's actions in investigating and reporting these crimes as well as taking disciplinary action. Cheers
 
#17
hackle said:
scottishcammy said:
... Hackle..."...oppression of the subject"
What are you on about?! It's an individual's actions when he had obviously taken leave of his senses. The way you describe it emplies some kind of institutional failing/impropriety...
Nope. Nothing in what I said was aimed at the force. How can it have been, since I obviously support the force's actions in investigating and reporting these crimes as well as taking disciplinary action. Cheers
Still an un-answered question though, how can you issue prosecution notices without the crime actually taken place or ever existed??
 
#19
scottishcammy said:
Quite easily. The Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) is just a standard letter, as is the parking fine. I imagine he woud have just made the details up. It shows how mad he must have been. It could never have worked. If the guy had paid the fine, it would have been discovered the crime never took place. If he had plead not guilty, the same thing would have happened. The cop obviously was seriously not thinking straight. If you were in the right position it would be quite easy to do, but you would definitley get found out....no point unless you are off your heid!
Ive just discovered that the PNC is Protectively Marked material under the Official Secrets Act. This case further destroys public trust in the confidentiality of police computer systems and in the planned biometric National Identity Register and ID Card database.
 

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