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Green leak 'should never have occurred' SUNDAY SHORTS.

THE leak of allegations that police found pornographic images on the work computer of Cabinet minister Damian Green should never have happened, the chief inspector of constabulary has said.

Amid the growing political furore over the way two retired officers passed details to the media, Sir Thomas Winsor said police had an "enduring" duty of confidentiality, even after they had left the service.

In a statement, he said if a serving officer had breached that duty they would face disciplinary action potentially leading to dismissal and, in certain circumstances, criminal charges.

"The special powers which citizens confer on police officers are inseparable from the obligations of special trust placed in police officers to enable them to do their duty," Sir Thomas said.

"The obligation of confidentiality, and the duty not to break trust, is an enduring one."

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2017
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