A senior police officer in Edinburgh will stand trial on charges she illegally accessed police computers to obtain private information.
Insp Allison Strachan, 49, will appear on four charges alleging she breached the Data Protection Act at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in March 2012.
Ms Strachan, from Edinburgh, now faces charges which allege that she illegally accessed top secret databases at various police stations in the Lothian and Borders force area between November 2006 and May 2010.
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This is not the first time Insp Strachan has made headlines in the U.K. She was suspended in October 2010 over allegations of unsavory behavior. Whether the alleged misuse of police databases is related to allegations of seeking sex partners through web sites is uncertain as no explanation has yet been offered publicly as to her motives for allegedly accessing the database over a four-year period.