Tue, 14 Jan 2014
Dc Daniel Watts, a former detective at West Midlands Police has been jailed for 28 months after leaking restricted information.
Watts was sacked from the force on 29 August last year for gross misconduct after admitting passing on police intelligence, including plans to carry out raids and make arrests.
Watts was passing the information onto Stephen Hunt, who was found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine at Wolverhampton Crown Court in November last year.
Watts admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office and was jailed for 28 months. Hunt denied the charge but was also found guilty of the same offence and given 28 months, in addition to ten years for the drugs offence.
Recorder Stephen Thomas said the information leaked by Watts would have been ‘capable of having an impact on a criminal investigation’.