A 41-year-old former Queensland Police Service (QPS) officer was yesterday charged with six criminal offences following a cooperative investigation between the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) and the QPS Ethical Standards Command.
The investigation focussed on allegations of unauthorised access and disclosure of confidential information by the former officer. The matter was first identified by the QPS and then referred to the CCC.
Yesterday, the 41-year-old was issued a Notice to Appear in court in relation to the following offences:
- 2 x Disclosure of official secrets contrary to section 85 of the Criminal Code Act 1899
- 4 x Computer hacking and misuse (to gain a benefit) contrary to section 408E(1)&(2) of the Criminal Code Act 1899
The former officer is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 14 June 2022.
As this matter is now before the court, the CCC is unable to comment further.
The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.