Queensland

Police officer stood down, Northern Region

A 48-year-old male Senior Constable from the Northern Region has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties.

An internal investigation is being conducted into allegations the officer used excessive force in effecting the arrest of members of the public on three separate occasions.

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 the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Source: QLD Police