PCSO tipped off drug criminals
BBC News - PCSO Oguz Batmaz tipped off drug criminals
A police community support officer (PCSO) tipped off criminals about where cannabis was being grown and helped them evade detection, a court heard.
Oguz Batmaz, 27, part of the Mottingham and Chislehurst team in Bromley, south-east London, also supplied cocaine.
Southwark Crown Court heard he carried out hundreds of checks to tell criminals what data police had on them.
A two-day sentencing hearing for Batmaz, of Quilters Place, New Eltham, concludes on Friday.
Batmaz was placed under surveillance by the Metropolitan Police in 2010.
In CCTV released on Thursday he is heard calling people from police premises to tell them about the drugs.