A 43-year-old Brisbane police officer charged with misusing a police database – 21 March 2017
A 43-year-old serving male Detective Senior Constable from State Crime Command was charged yesterday for the alleged unauthorised use of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) database following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.
The CCC will allege that on ten occasions in 2016 the officer accessed the police database QPRIME to undertake checks that were for a personal purpose and not for authorised work purposes.
The officer was on Monday served with a notice to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on 17 April 2017 to face the following charges:
- 3 x Computer Hacking and Misuse pursuant to Section 408E (2) of the Queensland Criminal Code 1899.
- 7 x Computer Hacking and Misuse pursuant to Section 408E (1) of the Queensland Criminal Code 1899.
The CCC has notified the QPS Ethical Standards Command about the charges.
As the matter is now before the courts, the CCC is unable to comment further.
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