Cumbria Police whistleblowing investigation completed
Last updated at 17:42, Monday, 21 October 2013
THE criminal investigation which was launched after police received concerns that information about the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner was leaked to the media is now complete.
A 50-year-old woman, an employee of Cumbria Police, arrested on suspicion of data protection offences and misconduct in a public office on 10 April 2013, will face no criminal action.
A misconduct investigation will now commence in relation to any internal breach of the code of conduct. She remains suspended from work.
A Cumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Cumbria Police’s staff and police officers have a duty to protect and manage the information they have privileged access to.
“Any allegations relating to a breach of this position need to be investigated to ensure our communities can have trust and confidence in the way we deliver policing in the county.”
First published at 16:00, Monday, 21 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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This is appalling. This is exactly why whistleblowing laws need changing to offer more protection for people speaking out against corruptions and misuse of public funds. What price did these people, who I think are brave, have to pay to bring the commissioners extortionate expenses to light? So, we the public allow whistleblowers, who try to help us, to be exposed to this threat of criminal charges and being sacked?! Why are you not getting the other side of the story EM?