A former North Yorkshire Police worker has been given a suspended prison sentence after appearing in court.
Daniel Campbell was an exhibits supervisor at the force. He resigned in October.
Campbell pleaded guilty to computer misuse and perverting the course of justice.
Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard that he sent an email from a force laptop he was not authorised to use.
Campbell, 37, from Catterick, was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for a year, last Wednesday (14 December).
The investigation was carried out by North Yorkshire Police’s professional standards and CID departments in June.
North Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Elliot Foskett said: “The communities that we serve need to know that they can have complete trust in their police force.
“North Yorkshire Police expects the highest level of integrity from all officers and staff.
“We will not hesitate to prosecute individuals like Daniel Campbell who fall below this expectation and engage in unlawful conduct.”