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Family harm allegations involving off-duty Police officer

19 October 2022

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into a complaint about three alleged assaults by an off-duty Police officer between October 2020 and July 2021, in Eastern District. The allegations were that the officer physically assaulted his partner twice while play fighting and once in a heated discussion.

Police found that there was insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against the officer. The investigation did find that there was sufficient evidence to charge the complainant with assault, however, a prosecution was not pursued as the officer did not want to take further action. Police determined that no employment action was required with regards to the officer. Since the incidents occurred, the complainant has also become a Police officer and an employment investigation could not be initiated in relation to the assault, as the complainant was not a member of Police at the time.

The Authority's review of the Police investigation agreed with the finding and the outcome.

IPCA: 22-13751

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