Police employee 'behaved inappropriately' towards colleague: IPCA

IPCA upholds findings of internal investigation

Police employee 'behaved inappropriately' towards colleague: IPCA

An employee at the Police National Headquarters has breached the organisation's Code of Conduct after behaving inappropriately towards a colleague, according to a probe overseen by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).

The police carried out the employment investigation after an employee was accused of making "unprofessional comments, and inappropriate and unwanted touching by a police employee towards their colleague."

The probe, according to the IPCA, found that the employee had behaved inappropriately and breached the Code of Conduct.

"Police also had an external investigator complete an investigation who found that the allegations were upheld," the authority added in a statement.

A criminal investigation determined there was "not evidential sufficiency for a prosecution."

"The authority agrees that the investigations and the findings were appropriate in the circumstances," IPCA said.

No further details were disclosed regarding the identity of the offender, but IPCA said the employee "no longer works for the police."

 

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