The police officer who illegally accessed the database to leak the address of a domestic violence victim to a friend has been found guilty by the court. However, the story does not stop there.
In Queensland, lawmakers are refusing citizens the right to access the personal data they hold on. This should bristle, considering the number of police officers misusing their databases.
The QLD police officer that misused his powers has now been charged without fronting court. Despite this, the system continues to protect him.
Last week, we reported that the QLD police is protecting one of their officers who illegally used their database to track a victim as a favour. Now, the officer in question is refusing to testify. He remains in the police force.