Police officer arrested over IT abuse
"Very serious allegations"
The Police Complaints Commission is to investigate "very serious" allegations about misuse of North Wales Police computers
An officer from the North Wales Police has been arrested following an allegation of improper use of the force's computer system.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is managing the investigation, it was confirmed on 19 June 2007. Meanwhile the officer has been released on police bail and is suspended from duty while the investigation is in progress.
Tom Davies, IPCC commissioner, said: "Very serious allegations have been made against a serving officer.
"I have decided the investigation needs independent oversight, and will be managed on my behalf by an IPCC investigator".
The IPCC confirmed that the computer system involved was the North Wales force's own intelligence system, and not the Police National Computer. It was unable to give any further details of the case because of potential legal proceedings, however.
Well said, Vernon Lloyd!
There shouldn't be an immediate assumption of guilt, and the fact of the matter is that if there is guilt, it's publicly been announced and is being dealt with.
In the meantime, "Leon" is complaining of the violent petty mindset of the police - I don't see how that is evidenced here at all!
While, as with any job, there will always be a small few who let the side down, the majority of them are just doing a tough job without which society would be a lot less structured!
Will you listen to yourselves
1: It is alledged
2: I am happy knowing that a policeman is being investigated for an alleged offence.
3: IF guility I am happy knowing that NO ONE is above the law and no doubt will be sentenced accordingly.
4: If he is innocent he will be allowed back to work, without no doubt any appologies from you lot who assume guilt before the investigation has took place.
I have always found the police to be doing their jobs well, and the times I have had to complain (like a police officer overtaking me while turning right without any blue lights) the have treated me with respect. They have a very hard job to do especially with all the red tape and paperwork they have to deal with.
The entire Police Force does not need to be corrupt
If even a handful of Police Officers abuse their power that is completely unacceptable, especially given the information that the Government wants to collect.
The public perception of the Police Force where I live in Cleveland has been pretty low since the reign of that wonderful man (ehem...) Ray Mallon. While I believe the Police on the whole mean well and try to do right by everyone, I could not say that I trust any individual Officer. I have seen a handful of minor petty abuses myself, nothing major, but as they build up and stories come through the press it paints a grim view of the Police. The fact that they clearly think these petty abuses are ok is a telling sign I feel.
These people have access to your DNA and soon enough, the details on your ID cards. That worries me.