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Essex Police Officer Charged with Computer Misuse Offences

Essex Police Officer Charged with Computer Misuse Offences

According to wired-gov.uk, an Essex constable (Scott Gardner-McLean, 21, based at Clacton-on-Sea police station); is due in court over the missive of computer offences.

It is alleged that the officer was viewing police data, without legitimate reasons for doing so.

It has not yet been confirmed what data has been accessed, and the motive for this. However, the investigation which began in October 2019; resulted in PC Gardner-McClean to be charged with an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990; following from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.

Evidence has been supplied to the prosecution service, which made the decision to charge the officer in question.

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