A POLICE officer has been sacked after admitting accessing confidential data and sharing with a family member.

He had been placed before an accelerated misconduct hearing after accepting a criminal caution for unlawfully accessing Cleveland Police computers.

PC Christopher Marrison photographed the information before sharing it with a family member.

The officer was sacked for gross misconduct following a disciplinary hearing yesterday.

The first incident related to his activities on June 24, 2021 when PC Marrison accessed confidential, personal information through police systems.

The second incident happened on same day when he took two photographs of the confidential, personal information he had obtained from police systems and sent them to a family member, via text message.

The force said that on September 3, 2021, PC Marrison received an adult caution having admitted a criminal breach of his data protection obligations.

  • On Monday another Cleveland Police officer,  PC Andrew Siggens, will be subject of a gross misconduct hearing for breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of honesty and integrity, orders and instructions, confidentiality and discreditable conduct.

The allegations involves the making of a false report relating to a traffic incident involving a member of the public and using police computer systems to corroborate the report having previously been ordered not to by his supervisor.

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