The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity has released a report from last year on a very dodgy police constable.
This investigation primarily concerns suggestions that an ACT Policing constable, an appointee of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), had improperly disposed of illicit drugs (tablets which he had received in the course of his duties in October 2007), apparently by flushing them down a police station toilet. The information raised the possibility that the constable had not disposed of the tablets, but had kept them for his own use, or to sell or give them to another person.
Giving evidence to a hearing convened by the Integrity Commissioner, the constable admitted to disposing of the tablets in an unapproved way. The investigation established that no other AFP employee witnessed the claimed disposal of the drugs, but discovered no evidence that the constable had kept the tablets.
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The constable made other admissions, relating to retaining property improperly, misusing police vehicles and accepting gratuities from licensed premises.
The AFP dismissed the constable, taking into account evidence which the Integrity Commissioner provided to the AFP Commissioner during the course of this investigation.
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