The corrupt anti-terrorist police officer is crying when he is jailed for £ 10,000 in bribes to inform criminal gangs of covert operations
- Stephen Cloney was on a "henchman" to provide information about police investigations
- The 41-year-old was once praised for his anti-terrorist work at the Met
- But he was bored of working at a desk and took the Merseyside Police computers for cash
- Cloney was detained for five years after being told that he "stained a large police force".
A corrupt former anti-terrorist officer cried today when he was jailed for receiving £ 10,000 in bribes from criminals to reveal details of violent investigations.
41-year-old PC Stephen Cloney accepted cash in return for evidence of police investigations into organized crime, including drug trafficking, burglaries, and a gang behind a flood of ATM robberies.
The father of a man who had £ 37,000 in debt charged up to £ 500 a time for sensitive information about the locations of cannabis factories and cocaine stores – which were then used by gangs to raid them at gunpoint.
He also accessed the secret address of a frightened man who was hiding after crooks swore revenge on a 13-year-old boy's accidental death in a traffic accident.
Stephen Cloney, pictured left and right, who received £ 10,000 in bribes from criminals after being "bored" of being sent to a simple desk job, was crying when he was detained today
Cloney, praised for his work with street gangs and his investigation into the failed 21/7 terrorist attack in London in 2005 when he worked for the Metropolitan Police, turned after he "disenfranchised" his job had been.
He switched to the Merseyside Police Department in 2007 and initially worked in the Intelligence Department, which helped combat terrorism. He later got a job as a vehicle owner dealing with drivers whose cars had been confiscated due to invalid insurance documents.
In text messages to friends, he said: “I want to do the job everyone! It's damned and only gets worse. That's why I'm in a bad mood. I love working at Intel, I am like a pig in S *** and I work in tango – although it suits my circumstances, it is a massive impairment of my ego. It's been 18 months and it made me very bitter. & # 39;
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Oxton's The Wirral Cloney was arrested last January after a two-year investigation triggered by a complaint from a woman who said he had disclosed information about her boyfriend. He was warned of his behavior in 2017, but was allowed to work again.
The police retrieved 400 notes from Cloney's cell phone, showing that he accessed the police's national computer between April 2015 and January 2019 to collect and distribute confidential information.
At the time, he had complained that he couldn't pay phone bills and kindergarten fees for his little daughter, and his credit card was full.
However, investigations into Cloney's financial affairs revealed that he had made cash payments for £ 1,500 furniture, a £ 150 signed Everton football shirt, a Jordan Speith golf cap, and tickets to a Liverpool-Manchester United match.
He also offered £ 400 at a charity auction for a top that boxer Anthony Joshua wore.
At Manchester Crown Court, Cloney admitted that a police officer had corrupted or improperly exercised the powers and privileges of the police.
Cloney was arrested at Manchester Crown Court after admitting the corrupt or abusive exercise of a police officer’s powers and privileges
The sentencing judge Alan Conrad QC said to him: “A corrupt cop does immeasurable damage in so many ways, and you did it as a corrupt cop.
“With the support of criminals, you have allowed crimes to occur and allowed those responsible to avoid detection if your duties require you to do the opposite and prevent crimes and bring criminals to justice.
In addition, a corrupt official stains a large police force and undermines public confidence in the police, thereby undermining much of the good that the vast majority of decent, hard-working and honest officials do.
"You have enjoyed power and privilege, but that has been accompanied by responsibility, duty and trust – and you have repeatedly misused this."