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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC will not investigate Police Minister — 18.06.2015
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC will not investigate Police Minister — 18.06.2015
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC will not investigate Police Minister — 18.06.2015

CCC will not investigate Police Minister — 18.06.2015

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has completed an assessment into whether the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services unlawfully contacted an individual who has alleged criminal conduct by a Member of Parliament.

The CCC has determined it is in the public interest to confirm it will not proceed with an investigation.

The Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections wrote to the CCC on 4 June 2015 formally asking the CCC to consider if there had been any breach of the criminal law.

All complaints and referrals received by the CCC are initially assessed to determine whether any allegations could be considered as corrupt conduct, and therefore fall within the CCC’s jurisdiction as outlined in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

The CCC’s jurisdiction with respect to elected officials is limited to where the allegations are about conduct that, if proven, would be a criminal offence.

As has been publicly reported, the CCC’s assessment included conducting an interview with the individual who was phoned by the Minister for Police.

The CCC’s assessment has found that the purpose and subject of the phone call from the Minister for Police was consistent with what the Minister outlined to Parliament on 4 June 2015.

The CCC’s interview and subsequent assessment did not identify any criminal offences that may have been committed by the Minister for Police as a result of the phone call.

The CCC will therefore not commence an investigation and will take no further action in relation to this matter.

The CCC has informed the Queensland Police Service, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and the Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections of its determination in this matter.

Last updated: 18 June 2015

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