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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 17 July 2009 – 30 June 2010 Media speculation on Gold Coast investigation not helpful, says CMC — 03.02.2010
You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 17 July 2009 – 30 June 2010 Media speculation on Gold Coast investigation not helpful, says CMC — 03.02.2010

Media speculation on Gold Coast investigation not helpful, says CMC — 03.02.2010

Speculation about the scope of the CMC’s investigation into police misconduct on the Gold Coast risks hindering the investigation and unnecessarily undermines public confidence in the Queensland Police Service, CMC Director of Misconduct Investigations, Mr Russell Pearce said today.

Officers from the CMC and the Ethical Standards Command last weekend executed search warrants on premises in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Some police establishments were also entered and searched.

“On the basis of current evidence, some aspects of recent media reports about the investigation are exaggerated or simply inaccurate,” Mr Pearce said.

“If any media outlet is aware of information suggesting a police officer is involved in major drug trafficking I would ask that the information be communicated to the CMC.”

Mr Pearce said that the Commissioner of Police had been briefed on the matter prior to last weekend’s activities and received a further briefing today.

“The CMC will continue to keep the Commissioner informed, as appropriate, through the Ethical Standards Command of the QPS,” he said.

Mr Pearce said at this point the CMC does not propose to make further public comment concerning its investigation, and does not consider it appropriate to identify whether various aspects of the media reporting are accurate or otherwise.


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