Greater Manchester Police has announced that despite being cleared off all charges, Kathryn Smith's actions where "below the standards expected of their staff" and she has been dismissed.
In a official statement Greater Manchester Police said:
" The actions of the staff member (Kathryn Smith) in disclosing confidential police information and compromising a member of the public, who had the right to expect that information to be kept secure, clearly fell far below the standards we expect from our staff".
All three defendants, facing various charges in relation to the Dale Cregan murder case, have been cleared of all charges.
The defendants included Anita Cregan, Dale Cregan's Mother who was accused of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office by getting secret information from a police worker.
Kathryn Smith, 25, a civilian call handler with Greater Manchester Police. She was cleared of allegedly using the police's computer systems while on her shift at force HQ to check developments in the hunt, Manchester Crown Court heard.
She was accused of passing the information on to her then boyfriend Sean Booth, 31, who lived on the same street and grew up with Cregan.
Anita Cregan, mother of Dale Cregan, has been found not guilty of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office by getting secret information from a police worker during the massive manhunt for her son.