Officer charged over neglect of duty – Northern Region

A police officer has been charged following an investigation into alleged neglect of duty.

In January 2020, an investigation was commenced by officers from a northern region police district after an officer allegedly failed to appropriately investigate a reported domestic violence incident.

Following inquiries, a male senior constable was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice yesterday (Tuesday 21 July 2020), for neglect of duty.

He is due to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 3 September 2020.

The officer is currently suspended with pay.

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