Former Qld cop charged with hacking, disclosing “official secrets”

A former Queensland police officer has been charged with a string of offences including hacking and disclosure of official secrets.

The 41-year-old was probed following a tip-off from police to the crime watchdog.

The former officer was charged yesterday with six criminal offences following a joint investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission and the QPS Ethical Standards Command.


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“The investigation focussed on allegations of unauthorised access and disclosure of confidential information by the former officer,” the CCC says.

The offences include two counts of disclosure of official secrets and four counts of computer hacking and misuse (to gain a benefit).

The former officer is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 14 June.