Acting Police Commissioner Ian Stewart today acknowledged the sentencing of a former police officer on multiple assault charges.
Acting Commissioner Stewart said that while it was a difficult chapter in Queensland Police history, the QPS handling of the matter proved that there was no place in the QPS for such conduct. He said there was clear public interest in the release of the vision.
"As soon as this matter came to light the QPS acted swiftly to not only remove the then officer from duty, but to fully investigate the assaults and lay criminal charges," Acting Commissioner Stewart said.
"Disciplinary matters are ongoing in relation to other officers stationed at the Whitsundays at the time of the assaults.
"Five officers have resigned since the investigation commenced.
"The junior officer who reported the matter has been fully supported by the Service.
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