Cumbria Police employee will face no criminal action over alleged leaking of information to media

THE criminal investigation launched after police received concerns that information was leaked to the media relating to the Police and Crime Commissioner has concluded.

A 50-year-old employee of Cumbria Constabulary, arrested in April on suspicion of data protection offences and misconduct in a public office, will face no criminal action. 

A misconduct investigation will now commence in relation to any internal breach of the Code of Conduct. She remains suspended from work.    

A force spokesperson said: "Cumbria Constabulary’s staff and police officers 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."

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