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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC releases statement on issues arising from an incident at the Surfers Paradise Police Station in 2012 — 25.08.2015
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC releases statement on issues arising from an incident at the Surfers Paradise Police Station in 2012 — 25.08.2015

CCC releases statement on issues arising from an incident at the Surfers Paradise Police Station in 2012 — 25.08.2015

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has released a statement outlining its involvement in investigations arising from an incident at the Surfers Paradise police station in 2012.

Following a submission by the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties on 13 August 2015, the CCC made an undertaking to prepare a public statement on these issues.

In the interests of public confidence and transparency, the CCC believes it is important to detail:

  • How the original 2012 incident was handled by the then Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC),
  • The involvement the CMC had in decisions not to pursue criminal charges against any of the officers involved in the original incident,
  • The CMC’s involvement in the police disciplinary process against the officers in the original incident,
  • The CMC’s involvement in the police disciplinary process in a related investigation of unauthorised release of information; and,
  • Recommendations the CMC and CCC have made to improve to the police discipline system.

Acting CCC Chairman Ann Gummow said given the continued public interest in these matters it was important to detail how the original incident was handled by the then CMC.

“The CCC has prepared this statement so the public is aware of how this matter was originally handled and what involvement the CMC had in subsequent decisions about criminal and discipline proceedings,” Mrs Gummow said.

“It is also important to detail the CMC and CCC’s history of attempts to improve the police discipline system in Queensland through formal reports and recommendations. These issues are again highlighted in the recent CCC submission to the current PCCC review of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.”

The CCC’s statement is available at: http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/ccc-statement

Last updated: 02 October 2015
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