A senior constable has been stood down from official duty in north Queensland over allegations she utilised her gun while off duty and under the influence of alcohol.
The 51-year-old constable is also accused of “attending rostered duties whilst affected by alcohol”, “failing to treat people with respect and dignity”, “failing to properply store and secure accoutrements” and allegedly “posting personal Facebook comments resulting in a conflict of interest with her position as a member of the Queensland Police Service.”
In a statement, Queensland Police said the senior constable will be tasked to perform non-operational duties while the investigation is ongoing.
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“In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct,” the statement read.
“This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.”