Thomas Dunn, of Rose Lane, Ipswich, appeared before Norwich magistrates yesterday charged with 10 counts of obtaining/disclosing personal data.
The 28-year-old is also accused of offering to supply cocaine to a woman in April 2011, an allegation he is also refuting.
Prosecutor Lisa Britton said: “The Crown say these are matters that should be heard at crown court.
“Mr Dunn was employed as a police staff investigator by Suffolk Constabulary. (We say) he has abused that position by looking at people’s records on the police national computer.”
Dunn is alleged to have knowingly or recklessly obtained personal data without the consent of the data controller between September 4, 2011, and April 29 this year.
Nine of the charges related to eight males. One man’s records are alleged to have been accessed on two occasions – June 30 and October 8 last year. The man’s brother’s details are also said to have been accessed in October last year.
The remaining personal data charge related to the alleged checking of a vehicle number place in Worsdell Close, Ipswich, on April 29 this year.
At the end of the five-minute hearing, during which Dunn confirmed he would be pleading not guilty to all the allegations, the magistrates committed the case to Norwich Crown Court.
Dunn was released on unconditional bail until his plea hearing on September 17.
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