Police worker charged over reports

A CIVILIAN police worker is facing 100 charges in court for allegedly accessing police systems and crime reports in Glasgow.

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Robert Brown, 39, is accused of accessing personal information without permission on Police Scotland's crime management system at the Helen Street base.

He is alleged to have looked up and read a crime report relating to a female, for non-policing purposes, and printed the report.

Brown, a force support worker, is accused of providing a copy of the crime report to another woman.

The incidents are said to have happened between January and July 2011.

His crimes were allegedly carried out at the force's Communications and Technology Complex at Helen Street.

He is accused of stealing the crime report on July 24, 2011. 

The other 97 charges - which date between September 2008 and April 2014 - include allegedly accessing police systems and viewing information for non-policing purposes.

Papers from Glasgow Sheriff Court allege Brown accessed the systems "knowingly or recklessly and without the consent of the data controller", who is the chief constable.

Brown was not present when the case called and the hearing was continued until later this month without any plea being tendered. A spokeswoman from Police Scotland confirmed Brown is employed as a force support worker.

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