Gold Coast Police Officer stood down

A Detective involved in an investigation into a shooting in Surfers Paradise in 2010, has been stood down.

The Senior Officer is due to face court amid claims he abused his powers.

The Brisbane Times reports the 39-year-old Detective Sergeant was charged by the Crime and Misconduct Commission last week for alleged breaches of the Queensland Criminal Code.


It will be alleged that the Detective intimidated a woman in a bid to find out more about a suspect in a “sniper-style” shooting which he was investigating.

Father-of-Three Hylton Miller was holding hands with his wife when he was gunned down while walking on the Surfers Paradise esplanade in December 2010.

The 42-year-old South African immigrant was hit by one of two shots and remained in an induced coma in hospital for some time, before making a full recovery.

Just last week accused shooter, Rick El Masri, was found not guilty of grievous bodily harm in court.

The Senior Officer who’s been stood down is due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 30.

The Queensland Police Service has released a statement which reads “In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have an undertaking to inform the public when an officer faces disciplinary processes involving stand down or suspension”.

It went on to say “This does not mean that any allegation against the officer has been substantiated.”