The 35-year-old ex-RAF officer was a sergeant and sometimes acting inspector for Merseyside Police at the time, Manchester Crown Court heard.
He made 20 false reports to Crimestoppers, between July 2014 and May, 2015, anonymously reporting that his target, a father-of-two, was dealing heroin and cocaine and made 15 further false allegations to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
Some of the reports were made online while he sat at his computer in Tuebrook police station in Liverpool, the court heard./facepalm
...Hughes, who has dyslexia, was caught after forging documents purporting to be from his Chief Superintendent and Superintendent, to be used in court - and spelled their ranks wrongly.YCMIU...
John Parry-Jones, mitigating, said the defendant was suffering from an undiagnosed borderline personality disorder, which predisposed him to engage in impulsive and risky behaviour.Then why the hell was he taken on by the local farce?! Did he tick someone's disability box?
Detective Chief Superintendent Karen Cummings said: 'Merseyside Police demands the highest possible standards from its officers and staff. 'Clearly, that's not true.