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July 8, 2019
By JON AUSTIN
CHARGED: Okechukwu Efobi accessed databases for non-police reasons
A POLICE sergeant who has admitted accessing police databases without good reason is still working for the Met Police, Essex News and Investigations can reveal.
Sergeant Okechukwu Efobi, based within Met Detention, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Computer Misuse Act last month and was sentenced last week.
At Westminster Magistrates’ Court he was given a 12-month community order, ordered to complete 150 hours' unpaid work and pay £540.
But, he is also still working for the police on restricted duties, pending a misconduct case.
A Met Police spokesman said: "The offences related to accessing police databases without a policing purpose and occurred while the officer was on duty in 2018.
"The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards will now conduct a misconduct review.
"The officer is on restricted duties."
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