Officer suspended, to front court on hacking charge

BREAKING: A Southern region police officer charged with computer hacking and misuse will appear in a Warwick court next month after he was stood down from duty.

The 39-year-old senior constable was stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service after being charged with the offences.

Police, in statement, said the officer would be tasked to perform non-operational duties.

“The officer is the subject of an investigation regarding allegations of inappropriate access and disclosure of information,” the QPS statement said.

“As a result, he has been issued with a notice to appear for charges of computer hacking and misuse, section 408E of the Criminal Code Act 1899 and improper disclosure information, section 10.1 of the Police Service Administration Act 1990.”

The officer will appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court on August 14.

“In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct,” the QPS statement said.

“This does not mean that the allegations against the officers have been substantiated.”


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