Friday, January 14, 2011

A crooked West Australian cop

A FORMER police officer has been charged with corruption and unlawfully accessing a police computer after allegedly passing information to people targeted by police.

The charges, by the police Internal Affairs Unit, arise from an incident in January 2010 when the officer was attached to the State Intelligence Division.

It will be alleged that the man communicated information obtained by him to persons associated with the target of a police operation. It will be further alleged that between May 2009 and January 2010, the accused accessed the details of people from the police computer and was not authorised to do so. The accesses are not alleged to be connected to the corruption offence and people associated with that operation.

The officer, who served on the force for six years, subsequently resigned in September 2010 after the Minister had approved the recommendation by the Commissioner of Police to remove him from the WA Police.

He will appear before the Perth Magistrate’s Court today.


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