Cumbria detectives cleared of misconduct charges

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Two Cumbria Police detectives have been found not guilty of data protection offences.

Det Sgt Jason Robinson, 42, and retired Det Insp George Nevins, 62, had denied misconduct in public office.

The pair, both of Workington, also denied conspiracy to obtain or disclose personal data and were found not guilty at Carlisle Crown Court.

Cumbria Police said it would review the case to decide on "internal misconduct issues".

Det Sgt Robinson was suspended from his job in August 2012.

Assistant Chief Constable Michelle Skeer said: "Cumbria Police employees 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.

"When allegations were made about Det Sgt Robinson's conduct, we undertook a thorough investigation and presented the findings in court.

"Following trial, the jury decided that DS Robinson was not guilty of any criminal charges.

"The constabulary will now review the evidence and consider any internal misconduct issues."

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