Jason Robinson, aged 42 from Workington, a Detective Sergeant with Cumbria Constabulary, has been found not guilty of misconduct in a public office and conspiracy to obtain or disclose personal data or information contained within personal data under section 55 Data Protection Act 1998.
He was found not guilty at Carlisle Crown Court today, Friday 22 November 2013.
Assistant Chief Constable Michelle Skeer said: “Cumbria Constabulary’s employees have a duty to protect and manage the information they have privileged access to. Any allegations relating to a breach of this position need to be investigated to ensure our communities can have trust and confidence in the way we deliver policing in the county.
“When allegations were made about DS Robinson’s conduct, we undertook a thorough investigation and presented the findings in court with the support of the Crown Prosecution Service.
“Following trial, the jury decided that DS Robinson was not guilty of any criminal charges.
“The Constabulary will now review the evidence and consider any internal misconduct issues.”
George Nevins, aged 62 from Workington, and a former Detective Inspector, was also found not guilty of conspiracy to obtain or disclose personal data or information contained within personal data under section 55 Data Protection Act 1998.