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.
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.
The officer who used the police database to allow his ‘mate’ to find the partner he abused will not appear at the tribunal to explain his actions, nor was he suspended.
The reported instances of police misconduct has swung back against the QLD police, as now a group of citizens have decided to stand against them.