Rayleigh police officer in court ‘for misusing police data’

Echo: Officer in court ‘for misusing police data’ Officer in court ‘for misusing police data’

A SOUTH Essex policeman has appeared in court, accused of abusing police computer systems for his own ends.

PC Stephen Tilley, 36, of Millview Meadows, Rochford, who is based at Rayleigh police station, appeared before Chelmsford magistrates on Wednesday, charged with misconduct in a public office.

He is accused of making personal use of information he got from police computer systems between May 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

During the short court appearance, Tilley, who wore a grey shirt and black trousers, did not enter a plea. The case was adjourned until August 18, when he is due before Chelmsford Crown Court.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Stephen Tilley has been suspended from duty and he is going through the courts process.

“His future won’t be decided until after the court case has concluded.

“He was suspended in July 2013 from his role as a police constable based in Rayleigh.”

A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed it was supervising the Essex Police investigation.

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6:33am Fri 30 May 14

alarminstaller says...

Unfortunately the way the Police are being treated by this Police hating Government, who have no respect for our health and safety as a result of cutting budgets, and reducing conditions of service and pensions why should the Police feel wanted or needed when every day they are attacked humiliated and blamed for the failure of the Criminal 'NON' Justice system.

You can only push a system so far then it begins to crumble.
Unfortunately the way the Police are being treated by this Police hating Government, who have no respect for our health and safety as a result of cutting budgets, and reducing conditions of service and pensions why should the Police feel wanted or needed when every day they are attacked humiliated and blamed for the failure of the Criminal 'NON' Justice system. You can only push a system so far then it begins to crumble. alarminstaller
  • Score: -19

7:55am Fri 30 May 14

supermadmax says...

Excellent work yet again by Essex police ! Continue to go after all the dishonest police. Keep up the good work.
Excellent work yet again by Essex police ! Continue to go after all the dishonest police. Keep up the good work. supermadmax
  • Score: 19

8:01am Fri 30 May 14

pembury53 says...

alarminstaller wrote:
Unfortunately the way the Police are being treated by this Police hating Government, who have no respect for our health and safety as a result of cutting budgets, and reducing conditions of service and pensions why should the Police feel wanted or needed when every day they are attacked humiliated and blamed for the failure of the Criminal 'NON' Justice system. You can only push a system so far then it begins to crumble.
unfortunately though, the old bill have not cast themselves in the best light, of late..... much of the goverments attack recently was entirely justified
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately the way the Police are being treated by this Police hating Government, who have no respect for our health and safety as a result of cutting budgets, and reducing conditions of service and pensions why should the Police feel wanted or needed when every day they are attacked humiliated and blamed for the failure of the Criminal 'NON' Justice system. You can only push a system so far then it begins to crumble.[/p][/quote]unfortunately though, the old bill have not cast themselves in the best light, of late..... much of the goverments attack recently was entirely justified pembury53
  • Score: 13

8:17am Fri 30 May 14

Dan_ says...

Leave the guy alone! It should be one of the perks of the job; checking out the history of your daughters new boyfriend, or your neighbours, or some idiot who thinks it's cool to cut you up on the road because they think they're untouchable. :-)
Leave the guy alone! It should be one of the perks of the job; checking out the history of your daughters new boyfriend, or your neighbours, or some idiot who thinks it's cool to cut you up on the road because they think they're untouchable. :-) Dan_
  • Score: -11

1:00pm Fri 30 May 14

the citizen says...

Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.
Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure. the citizen
  • Score: 4

3:04pm Fri 30 May 14

emcee says...

the citizen wrote:
Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.
I agree to a certain extent. Anybody accused of any crime should not have their address, or even their identity, released until proven guilty UNLESS it is in the public interest to do so. Is, in this case, publishing where he lives in the public interest? I, too, am not so sure it is.
To publish the identity of the accused will forever stigmatise said person even if they are found to be innocent. After all, there will always be the "no smoke without fire" nutters in society who will never be bothered to find out where the actual fire is.
I am not saying this police constable is innocent but he should at least, at this time, be afforded some anonymity as if he were. His identity, beyond what the public are entitled to know, as an employed police constable, should not be disclosed beyond his name, rank and number and where he is stationed.
[quote][p][bold]the citizen[/bold] wrote: Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.[/p][/quote]I agree to a certain extent. Anybody accused of any crime should not have their address, or even their identity, released until proven guilty UNLESS it is in the public interest to do so. Is, in this case, publishing where he lives in the public interest? I, too, am not so sure it is. To publish the identity of the accused will forever stigmatise said person even if they are found to be innocent. After all, there will always be the "no smoke without fire" nutters in society who will never be bothered to find out where the actual fire is. I am not saying this police constable is innocent but he should at least, at this time, be afforded some anonymity as if he were. His identity, beyond what the public are entitled to know, as an employed police constable, should not be disclosed beyond his name, rank and number and where he is stationed. emcee
  • Score: 10

5:17pm Fri 30 May 14

John Right says...

emcee wrote:
the citizen wrote:
Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.
I agree to a certain extent. Anybody accused of any crime should not have their address, or even their identity, released until proven guilty UNLESS it is in the public interest to do so. Is, in this case, publishing where he lives in the public interest? I, too, am not so sure it is.
To publish the identity of the accused will forever stigmatise said person even if they are found to be innocent. After all, there will always be the "no smoke without fire" nutters in society who will never be bothered to find out where the actual fire is.
I am not saying this police constable is innocent but he should at least, at this time, be afforded some anonymity as if he were. His identity, beyond what the public are entitled to know, as an employed police constable, should not be disclosed beyond his name, rank and number and where he is stationed.
You OB ?, you might be next, massive cuts mean all the bad apples, go to the manure heap, oh but it hurts, being named and shamed, tuff titties.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the citizen[/bold] wrote: Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.[/p][/quote]I agree to a certain extent. Anybody accused of any crime should not have their address, or even their identity, released until proven guilty UNLESS it is in the public interest to do so. Is, in this case, publishing where he lives in the public interest? I, too, am not so sure it is. To publish the identity of the accused will forever stigmatise said person even if they are found to be innocent. After all, there will always be the "no smoke without fire" nutters in society who will never be bothered to find out where the actual fire is. I am not saying this police constable is innocent but he should at least, at this time, be afforded some anonymity as if he were. His identity, beyond what the public are entitled to know, as an employed police constable, should not be disclosed beyond his name, rank and number and where he is stationed.[/p][/quote]You OB ?, you might be next, massive cuts mean all the bad apples, go to the manure heap, oh but it hurts, being named and shamed, tuff titties. John Right
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Fri 30 May 14

John Right says...

the citizen wrote:
Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.
Without an income he can fuuck off, ot of Rochford, we dont want villains
[quote][p][bold]the citizen[/bold] wrote: Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.[/p][/quote]Without an income he can fuuck off, ot of Rochford, we dont want villains John Right
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Fri 30 May 14

born and raised criminal says...

John Right wrote:
the citizen wrote:
Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.
Without an income he can fuuck off, ot of Rochford, we dont want villains
Im a villain. In Rochford. Love making money out of other peoples misery.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the citizen[/bold] wrote: Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.[/p][/quote]Without an income he can fuuck off, ot of Rochford, we dont want villains[/p][/quote]Im a villain. In Rochford. Love making money out of other peoples misery. born and raised criminal
  • Score: 0

6:24pm Fri 30 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
John Right wrote:
the citizen wrote:
Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.
Without an income he can fuuck off, ot of Rochford, we dont want villains
Im a villain. In Rochford. Love making money out of other peoples misery.
Dont let John find you
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the citizen[/bold] wrote: Regardless of the success or not of the charge it is NOT necessary publish his address. What about the safety and anonymity for his family? If this leads to some action of revenge will the Echo take responsibility? Worse activity than this by others has not led to this level of disclosure.[/p][/quote]Without an income he can fuuck off, ot of Rochford, we dont want villains[/p][/quote]Im a villain. In Rochford. Love making money out of other peoples misery.[/p][/quote]Dont let John find you Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 1

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