David Temkin secures acquittal of detective constable facing multiple computer misuse allegations

July 8, 2016

David Temkin from Exchange Chambers has secured the acquittal of a detective constable of 20 years’ service charged with serious allegations of computer misuse between 2013 and 2015.

The investigation was commenced by the Anti-Corruption Unit of Merseyside Police. At trial, the Crown asserted that the detective constable had accessed the police computer system for his own purposes rather than for policing purposes. The Crown identified a total of 896 audit records of the Defendant’s alleged unauthorized use of the system. David was instructed by Alan Greenidge of Slater & Gordon Lawyers.

David has many years of experience as a barrister. He specialises in crime, regulatory and professional disciplinary work. He has a particular interest in representing professionals, including police officers, in the various courts and tribunals. David is a dedicated advocate who prides himself on meticulous preparation and close attention to detail. He has had an extraordinary success rate when representing police officers.

David’s experience and skills as an advocate led to his appointment to a number of national panels, including the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates (Health & Safety; Environmental Law) and the Attorney-General’s Unified List of Prosecution Advocates.

David is a key and experienced member of the specialist Police Law team at Exchange Chambers.