Notice to Appear – Officer from Northern Region

A 31-year-old male Constable from Northern Region has today been served a Notice to Appear for one offence of possession of a Category R weapon between 11 and 14 January, 2017. The member is to appear in the Atherton Magistrates Court on 9 February, 2017., Queensland Police say

The officer is the subject of an internal investigation that whilst off duty he improperly used a conducted energy weapon (Taser).

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

Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf
Information about compliments and complaints can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ComplimentsandComplaints.htm

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