The police officer accused of sneaking his daughter over the Queensland border from New South Wales has now officially been charged.
The 55-year-old senior constable from Brisbane was suspended earlier this week, after allegedly driving down to the Gold Coast while on shift and escorting his 20-year-old daughter through the checkpoint.
That’s despite the daughter not having a valid reason to cross the border after driving through New South Wales from the ACT.
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Border police raised the alarm after the alleged incident happened on September 15, prompting an investigation.
The officer was suspended and a criminal investigation began earlier this week.
He’s now been issued a Notice to Appear for the alleged offence of ‘misconduct in relation to public office’, and will front Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 18.
The 20-year-old daughter has been issued a penalty infringement notice over her alleged involvement and remains in hotel quarantine.
Information about the Queensland Police Service Integrity framework can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublications/other/Documents/QPS-ESC-Integrity-Framework.pdf
Information about compliments and complaints can be found at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ComplimentsandComplaints.htm