Former cop charged with assault

FOOTAGE of two assaults committed by a police officer will be uploaded on Youtube for public interest, Queensland Police Service has announced.

The QPS will release vision of two of the assaults following the sentencing of a former police officer on multiple assault charges.

The footage can be viewed on the QPS YouTube channel: youtube.com/queenslandpolice.

Acting Commissioner Ian Stewart said while it was a difficult chapter in Queensland Police history, the way the matter was handled proved there was no place in QPS for such conduct.

“As soon as this matter came to light the QPS acted swiftly to not only remove the then officer from duty but to fully investigate the assaults and lay criminal charges,” he said.

“Disciplinary matters are ongoing in relation to other officers stationed at the Whitsundays at the time of the assaults. Five officers have resigned since the investigation commenced (and) the junior officer who reported the matter has been fully supported by the Service.

“Again, let me express our apologies to both the victims of the assaults and to the general public,” he said.

“It is deeply regrettable this officer did not live up to the high standards we set for ourselves.”

Gympie Times


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