A QUEENSLAND police officer accused of hacking into the police database has been stood down from official duty.
The 40-year-old Senior Constable is the subject of an investigation into allegations he conducted a series of unauthorised searches on the Queensland Police Service QPRIME computer system.
The alleged searches were not connected with official duties.
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The officer, identified as only being attached to the South Eastern Region, will front Beenleigh Magistrates Court on June 7, charged with one count of Computer Hacking, section 408E of the Criminal Code Act 1899.
The Senior Constable has been stood down from official duty and will be tasked to perform non-operational duties.
“In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct,” the Queensland Police Service said in a statement.
“This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.”