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Officers and staff are under investigation for tracing details of the Sarah Everard case on the police computer system, Metropolitan Police said.

Mrs Everard, 33, disappeared as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London on March 3.

Following a thorough police investigation, his body was found a week later in Kent.

PC Wayne Couzens, 48, of Kent, has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of the marketing executive and will appear at Old Bailey for a plea hearing on July 9.

A tentative date of October 25 is registered for his trial.

And now the Police met is configured to interview personnel who have accessed files related to the case.

“Officers and staff are only allowed to view specific records and data when police have a legitimate objective to do so,” police said in a statement.

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“Accessing records without such a purpose may constitute a violation of professional standards or, in some cases, a criminal offense.

The Met’s Professional Standards Branch officers are in the process of contacting the officers and staff who accessed the records pertaining to the Sarah Everard kidnapping and murder investigation to ensure that every access was to. for legitimate policing purposes. “

The force did not say how many officers and staff were contacted or why the measures were being taken.

In a separate survey, the the police watchdog examines an officer connected with the case, after sharing a very shocking graphic with colleagues.

The probationary constable was a cordon officer in Kent during the searches and has been placed in a non-public role in front of the public while the case is investigated.

Police surround the group's stand at Clapham Common, London, after the official cancellation of the Reclaim These Streets vigil for Sarah Everard.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-17 19:36:00