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East End cop disciplined for misuse of Police National Computer for his own purposes

PUBLISHED: 20:08 10 June 2016 | UPDATED: 20:12 10 June 2016

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A police officer in London's East End who tapped into the police databank to get details on a driver for a friend has been reprimanded.

Pc Jeremy York, who is attached to the Met’s Tower Hamlets division, has received a ‘final written warning’ which was given at a Special Case Misconduct hearing yesterday, Scotland Yard confirmed tonight.

He was said to have accessed the Police National Computer while on duty for a private purpose that was nothing to do with his police work and was without authorisation.

Pc York disclosed personal data of the registered keeper of a vehicle he knew who also wasn’t authorised to receive such information from the databank.

The actions amounted to “discreditable conduct” and a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour, the Met said.

The officer accepted a caution on March 11 from Essex Police, which was brought in to investigate the breach of the Data Protection Act committed on March 7, 2015. He had been on restricted duties since.

The Met’s disciplinary panel ruled that a final written warning was “appropriate sanction” in this case.

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