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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".
In an ITV exclusive Anita Cregan told ITV Granada reporter Adam McClean, that she is sorry for what her son has done.
She says she has cried for the families of the two policewomen her son murdered back in 2012 and added that she did not bring up her son that way.
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.
Sean Booth has also been cleared of all charges.
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.
The trial has started of a police call handler who's accused of secretly giving information to the family of Dale Cregan, at the time Cregan was on the run after murdering a father and son.
It's alleged Kathryn Smith abused her position of trust within Greater Manchester Police because her boyfriend was a lifelong friend of Cregan.
She's on trial with two other people, one of them Cregan's mum Anita.
A jury has been sworn in for the trial of the mother of Dale Cregan and two other people accused of asking for and disclosing information from the police and misconduct in a public office.