A Carlisle drugs gang have been jailed for 12 years, it included a former police worker who used his access to police computers to find out information on rival gangs. Commenting after the sentencing Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Jeremy Graham said:
“Cumbria Constabulary stores very sensitive information and access to this data is tightly controlled to help us fight crime and protect the community.
“The Constabulary expects the highest standards of professionalism from all police officers and staff at all times.
"Ben Lewis abused his position of trust and disclosed highly sensitive information to criminal associates. As soon as suspicions about his behaviour came to light we took swift action and suspended him from duty. He no longer works for the Constabulary.
“We work hard to protect the community and the confidential information we hold. A breach of our trust from a member of staff is taken extremely seriously and this court case shows the lengths we will go to protect confidential data and the safety of our communities.”
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