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OmbudsmanNT Investigation Report Matters arising from allegations of inappropriate conduct by a former Commissioner of Police and another police officer May 2015



OmbudsmanNT Investigation Report Matters arising from allegations of inappropriate conduct by a former Commissioner of Police and another police officer May 2015

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Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Adam Giles


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39 Extracted from Report summary: The ethical perceptions and attitudes of Queensland Police Service recruits and first year constables, 19952008, Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission, November 2010, page 4. Scenario Examples 1. A senior constable runs a private business, in which they sell and install security devices, such as alarms, special locks, etc. The senior constable does this work during off-duty hours. However, the officers supervisor has become aware that the senior constable uses information obtained from their police duties to source appropriate clients. 2. A sergeant overhears members talking in the meal room about a constable who drove a car home from a party early Saturday morning. The constable had been drinking alcohol and was intoxicated (above .08). The constable collided with a gutter on the way home, causing damage to the front tyres. The vehicle was no longer driveable, but there was no major damage or injury. The constable left the vehicle at the side of the road and walked home. 3. At an off-duty police social function, a senior sergeant makes unwanted sexual advances towards a senior constable. 4. A young constable forms an intimate relationship with a known member of an outlaw motorcycle gang. The constable has not mentioned the relationship to their supervisor or colleagues. The constable knows that the people their partner associates with (who visit the residence often) are amphetamine users, but has not witnessed the partner engaging in serious criminal activity. 5. A senior constable working at a metropolitan station takes unclaimed items from the property room. The senior constable does not hide their actions from colleagues, telling them they do not see it as a problem because the items are going to be destroyed anyway. 6. An inspector at a regional station directs a senior constable to conduct an unlawful LEAP check, telling them not to make a record of the check or mention it to other members at the station. This is not the first time the inspector has done this, and the senior constable suspects the information is being passed on to the inspectors wife, who runs her own cleaning business. 7. An off-duty senior constable tries to avoid a random breath test. 8. A member of a specialist squad pockets $25,000 in a suburban drug raid. The squad has received numerous complaints alleging the theft of money and property. 9. While in uniform, a sergeant visits the home of a friends ex-husband. The man and his former wife are involved in a custody dispute, and the sergeant implies that physical harm will come to the man unless he agrees to the ex-wifes demands. 10. A sergeant watches officers under their supervision repeatedly and without provocation strike and kick a man arrested for child abuse. The man has previous child abuse arrests.

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