Insp Shane Diehm
Insp Shane Diehm

Officer to be stood down: report

A SENIOR Northern Rivers police officer will be stood down after an investigation found he used cocaine at a party in Sydney this year, Sydney media has reported.

Shane Diehm, who held the rank of Detective Inspector and was crime manager at the Tweed Byron Local Area Command, was suspended from his high-ranking role in August after he tested positive to cocaine.

On August 5 Diehm was at a party in Sydney with a group of fellow officers.

He was drug tested the following day and traces of cocaine were detected.

An Australian Federal Police officer and another police officer from the Northern Region are also being investigated for using cocaine at the function.

It was reported in Sydney media on the weekend that Diehm would be sacked as a result of the drug use.

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione will pass a loss of confidence motion in Diehm, the report revealed.

The incident is the subject of a Police Integrity Commission investigation.

A police media spokeswoman could not comment on the reported dismissal as the matter was part of an "ongoing departmental investigation and as a consequence of this, it is inappropriate to comment at this time".

Before Diehm was promoted to second in charge of the Tweed-Byron command, he was a duty officer at Byron Bay and was a detective in the Richmond Local Area Command.



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