Police officers stood down after allegedly interfering in traffic stop

TWO plain-clothed police officers have been stood down from the Queensland Police Service, after allegedly stopping their uniformed colleagues from breath testing a driver on the Sunshine Coast.

The two officers, a 48-year-old female detective and a 41-year-old male senior constable are accused of intervening in the traffic stop at Mooloolaba in July, 2016.

For reasons unknown, the plain-clothed officers allegedly prevented their uniformed colleagues from breath testing the driver.


They were on Thursday both charged with misconduct in public office following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

In a statement on Friday, the Queensland Police Service said the pair had since been stood down.

The officers will front Brisbane Magistrates Court on March 20.