Officer charged – Western Region 22 May

A serving officer has been charged over alleged misconduct offences.

In 2018, officers from Central West Police District and Professional Standards Command commenced a joint investigation into reports of misconduct.

Following inquiries, a 56-year-old sergeant attached to the Western Region was arrested at Forbes yesterday (Thursday 21 May 2020).

He was charged with holder of public office misconduct him or herself (x11), public official unlawfully disclose information (x8), disclose information about registrable person and do act intending to pervert the course of justice.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Parkes Local Court on Monday 3 August 2020.

The officer currently remains suspended with pay.

Investigations are continuing.

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