This is one of a few questions I will ask. I understand that no one can give legally binding advice and I am not asking for it. I am looking primarily for information and terminology I need to better research the actual laws relevant, I don't presume anything told to me is legally binding.
I have a friend, let's call her Alice, who was raped by a police officer, let's call him Bob. She went to the police and made a report, in which she also stated that she wished he was dead out of anger. Alice ultimately did not press charges.
Bob, now states that the officer to whom Alice gave the statement, informed him of her statement in detail. My understanding is that, without charges filed, the officer could not repeat any of the statement to Bob? Is the officer allowed to provide details of this statement to the accused? I know the officer promised the statement would not be repeated at that time.
If she isn't allowed, what sort of legal options are available for Alice to seek to have the breach of privacy punished? Alice was already afraid of making a report, due to fear that police officers would side together. This violation of her privacy is making it far less likely she will trust the legal system enough to file charges for the rape. So, I would like to be able to assure her that she has some means of seeking punishment for this, to show her that the legal system is still on her side and the police can't just collaborate against her. Any idea of what option one might pursue that I can research in more depth?