Officer spends night behind bars on domestic violence charges

A NEW South Wales police officer has spent the night behind bars, charged with a string of domestic violence offences.

The 52-year-old sergeant, identified only as being attached to the North West Metropolitan Region, was on Friday charged with common assault and three counts of breaching an apprehended violence order.

In a statement, a NSW Police spokesperson said the charges related to incidents that allegedly occurred between July 29 and August 1, when the officer was off-duty.


The officer was remanded in custody last night and was due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court this morning.

The sergeant’s duty status has been placed under immediate review.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

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