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Probe accuses Metropolitan Police officers of corruption

The Metropolitan Police officers have been accused of assisting criminals, selling confidential details for cash and making racist and sexist comments on the internet, in a wide ranging investigation from the Press Association.

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Press investigation finds Met Police 'assisting criminals'

Members of the Metropolitan Police have allegedly been found assisting criminals, selling confidential details on for cash and making inappropriate comments online, according to a Press Association investigation.

The Press Association found 300 breaches over a five year period. Credit: PA

Other Met officers had harassed colleagues, bragged about breaking the law and lied to managers about their misuse of Data Protection rules, the news agency said.

The investigation, which showed 300 police breaches during nearly five years, prompted calls for the Met to carry out an urgent review of its security procedures.

The Data Protection breaches are the latest embarrassment to the Met, after investigations by newspapers discovered corruption within the force, while a damning report by barrister Mark Ellison QC foundan undercover officer was a "spy" within the "family camp" of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

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