A police worker who illegally downloaded and took home thousands of images, including those showing murder victims and postmortems, has been jailed for three years.
Darren Collins, a digital forensic specialist from Stafford, admitted misconduct in a public office last month after being sacked by Staffordshire police for gross misconduct.
Passing sentence at Birmingham crown court on Friday, Judge Henderson, compared the case to that of two police officers jailed last month for sharing photographs of two sisters, Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, murdered in London in June 2020. He said although Collins’s case was overall “less serious” it was worsened by the fact “there were a very large number of events over a long period”.
Source: (The Guardian)