Queensland police have charged another of their own, this time for alleged computer hacking and improper disclosure of information.
The allegations against the 26-year-old constable from the Central Region, made public on Saturday, was the fifth public report since Tuesday about serving Queensland police officers facing serious charges.
He was suspended from the force and was expected to face Proserpine Magistrates court on Monday.
“This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated,” the QPS said in a statement. It did not release further information.
It followed news this week that other Queensland members had been stood down following separate alleged incidents involving domestic violence, stealing and drink-driving.
The details provided by the QPS were generally vague, but in “keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability”.
One of the officers, a 46-year-old senior sergeant from the Southern Region, was remanded to face Richlands Magistrates Court on February 10 after he was charged with a raft of alleged offences including family violence, theft, weapon possession and having “suspected tainted property”.
On Tuesday, police announced a 41-year-old senior constable from Operations Support Command had been accused of high-range drink-driving after he was involved car crash while on the job.
The man allegedly recorded a blood-alcohol [BAC] reading of .177 after the two-car crash on Bladon Street, Yamanto, on the evening of January 4. No one was seriously injured and the officer was stood down before his court date in Ipswich on February 1.
Another 41-year-old senior constable, from the Central Region, was due to appear in the Longreach Magistrates Court on January 17 on separate charges of stealing. Again, no further information was provided.
In another matter, police said on Friday that a 47-year-old senior constable from Brisbane Region had been charged after recording an alleged BAC of .099.