Police officer suspended for allegedly escorting daughter into Qld from NSW

A Queensland Police officer is under investigation for allegedly escorting his daughter through a Gold Coast checkpoint, despite her not being eligible to cross.

Newscorp reports that the 56-year-old senior constable drove down from Brisbane to one of the Gold Coast checkpoints while on shift on September 15.

He met his 20-year-old daughter at the border, who had just driven from the ACT where she was believed to be working as a ski instructor.


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He then allegedly escorted her over the border, sparking the suspicions of border police who raised the alarm.

Following internal investigations, the officer has been suspended and is now under investigation by the QPS Ethical Standards Command.

His daughter has been placed into hotel quarantine but has reportedly not been charged with a covid breach.

Queensland Police issued the following statement.

“A male senior constable has been suspended from official duties with the Queensland Police Service while Ethical Standards Command investigate allegations relating to on-duty border
enforcement.

“As the matter remains the subject of ongoing internal investigations, the QPS is unable to provide further information.

“A 20-year-old woman has been issued with a penalty infringement notice amounting to $4,135 after she allegedly entered Queensland in breach of the Chief Health Officer’s Border Direction on
September 15.

“The woman is currently in hotel quarantine,” the statement reads.