Police whistleblower Rick Flori back in court today

Alleged Queensland police whistleblower Rick Flori is due back in court today for a pre-trial hearing over his misconduct charge.

Flori has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office for allegedly leaking CCTV footage of a violent arrest to the media.

The police sergeant has been committed to stand trial on the charge but will face the Southport District Court today for the hearing.


The hearing is expected to be in relation to an application for a stay on the indictment “based on pre-trial publicity”.

Flori is accused of leaking footage showing the bashing of handcuffed 22-year-old Noa Begic, in the basement of the Surfers Paradise police station in 2012.

Flori has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In June, a Gold Coast court heard Flori was unrepresented after the legal firm representing him – Anderson Fredericks Turner – had withdrawn.

When asked by Judge Katherine McGuinness whether he would be engaging another firm, Flori replied “no, probably not.”

Flori’s trial is set for two weeks beginning 4th September.