A former Staffordshire Police officer has today (1 May) been jailed for three years.
Adam Rushton, aged 37, from Newcastle, was found guilty of misconduct in public office and obtaining personal data last month (April) following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
He was convicted of five counts of misconduct in public office and one count of knowingly obtaining personal data, contrary to section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
He was found not guilty in relation to six other charges.
The offences related to inappropriate relations with different women between 2006 and 2012 whilst he was based at Longton Police Station, Stoke-on-Trent.
Rushton had been charged with 12 offences: 10 counts of misconduct in public office, contrary to Common Law, and two counts of knowingly obtaining personal data, contrary to section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Following a misconduct hearing on Monday 27 April, Rushton was...
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