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Racially offensive language by an officer from Central District

18 April 2022

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into multiple complaints an officer made inappropriate comments at a Land Search and Rescue training course. The complainants say the officer inappropriately said Police only shoot black people. It was alleged the officer also joked about kneeling on a missing person’s neck which the course participants understood was alluding to the murder of George Floyd.

The Police investigation found the allegations were upheld. The officer apologised to the complainants and acknowledged his comments were offensive. The Authority agrees with the investigation findings.

Police dealt with the officer’s conduct through an employment process.

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