A judge today granted anonymity to a police officer who used official records to snoop on dealers he was buying drugs from.Isn’t this insider trading?
The unprecedented order was made to protect a Scotland Yard officer who claimed he had been using cannabis for more than ten years to treat "nightmares and flashbacks."Of course he has…
He admitted five breaches of the Data Protection Act at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today. District Judge Howard Riddell made a court order banning the publication of the officer's name - which was displayed on public lists in the court building - as well as his address, picture or anything that could identify him.Which now means every police officer who works at Scotland Yard will now be looked at with suspicion. Great job!
Dalia Naaman, defending, said the officer had undergone a course of treatment and was now not using drugs.
"He was very concerned that he could be a victim of robbery or violence and he did conduct a number of checks on these people," said Ms Naaman.
"There will also inevitably be consequences in terms of his continuing employment with the MPS.Well, yes. One would hope so.