A former Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with computer misuse and sharing police information after an abuse and corruption investigation. 

Former trainee constable Ishmael Donegan, 26, who was previously attached to the North Area Basic Command Unit, was charged with four counts of misconduct in a public office on September 6.

Detectives from the Met's Anti-Abuse and Corruption Command launched an investigation in December 2021 into allegations of computer misuse and the sharing of police information.

Donegan was interviewed about the allegations in December 2022 and resigned from the Met in February 2023.

Det Chief Supt Caroline Haines, who us responsible for local policing in north London, said: “We expect our officers to uphold to highest standards and allegations of wrongdoing will be investigated.

Criminal proceedings are ongoing and I am unable to comment further to avoid prejudicing this process.”

Two other people were charged as part of the same investigation:

Nonna Khabazz, 26, of Summer Road, Birmingham, and Blain Brown, 23, of no fixed address, were each charged on September 6 with two counts of encouraging misconduct in a public office.

All three will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow (September 20).

The investigation was carried out under the direction of the Independent Office for Police Conduct.