One of Queensland’s highest-ranking police officers has left the service amid ongoing domestic violence allegations.
One of Queensland’s highest-ranking police officers has left the service amid ongoing domestic violence allegations.

High-ranking cop leaves amid domestic violence allegations

One of Queensland's highest-ranking police officers has left the service amid ongoing domestic violence allegations.

The Courier-Mail has confirmed the officer, a member of the senior executive, still has "matters ongoing" after they were stood down in July last year.

Last year Commissioner Katarina Carroll revealed she personally made the decision to stand down the officer over domestic violence allegations, saying expectations "should be even higher" for those within the service.

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled

She said she was limited in detailing the allegations but said there had been no criminal complaint made and that a police protection notice had been issued.

No charges have been laid and there is no suggestion the allegations have been substantiated.

When asked if domestic violence charges would be laid Ms Carroll said the victim was being spoken to again and a decision would be made within a couple of days. However when asked about the matter again this week a police spokeswoman said "matters relating to the officer being stood down remain ongoing".

"The member has separated from the Queensland Police Service," the spokeswoman said.

At the time of the matter Ms Carroll said the Queensland Police Service had no tolerance for domestic and family violence and there could be "no exceptions within our organisation".

She said it was disappointing to hear complaints of domestic violence had been made.

"If anything the expectations are and should be even higher," Ms Carroll said.

"I expect the highest standards of my officers and the community rightly shares these high expectations.

"Even the raising of allegations of such a nature, particularly against a senior officer, are very concerning for me and the organisation as well as the community," she said.

"Any QPS member subject to such allegations will be treated with the same scrutiny.

"However due to the nature of the person's position … we have to be careful not to identify them so as not to reveal the identity of the aggrieved in these circumstances."

Ms Carroll said the "appropriate support was being provided to the aggrieved" and that she had asked the CCC to overview the investigation.

 

Originally published as High-ranking cop leaves amid DV allegations



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