Today Exposed Police received an email from Ex PC Ian Scouler requesting we remove an article from our website. The post in question contained details about the corrupt police officer who stole an iPhone during a house arrest and was convicted then sentenced to prison. Since his release PC Ian Scouler feels the information published about him on Exposed Police is “spent” and “no longer relevant”, as he is having problems finding work from potential employers.
At Exposed Police we feel the public deserve to know that PC Ian Scouler was sentenced and convicted to 12 months in prison for selling a phone he stole during a house search in 2011. On another occasion he was also caught pocketing £400 for his own person gain. An ex police officer who was trusted by the public to uphold the law. Why should he be treated differently to any other criminal who leaves prison to seek employment?
Major news corporations such as BBC, Daily Mail, Standard, York Press and This is London have all published similar news articles exposing PC Ian Scouler’s convictions despite him requesting Google search remove results from their listings under the right to be forgotten.
These incidents took place over 2011/2012 and in my opinion are now ‘old news’ and not relevant to anyone now.
I am trying to move on and the convictions are considered ‘spent’ but most employers will always Google search on any applicants’ name and this is where I am finding extreme difficulty.
We published Ian Scouler’s comments on our original article here http://www.exposedpolice.com/police-officer-ian-scouler-steals-iphone-during-house-search/ with a follow up as to why we feel his crimes should be kept in the pubic eye.
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