Serving police officer arrested at Forbes, charged over misconduct offences

GENERIC, NSW police, police badge, logo, New South Wales police, symbol, vehicle. Picture: Karleen Minney
GENERIC, NSW police, police badge, logo, New South Wales police, symbol, vehicle. Picture: Karleen Minney

A serving officer has been charged over alleged misconduct offences.

In 2018, officers from Central West Police District and Professional Standards Command commenced a joint investigation into reports of misconduct.

Following inquiries, a 56-year-old sergeant attached to the Western Region was arrested at Forbes yesterday, Thursday, May 21.

He was charged with holder of public office misconduct him or herself (x11), public official unlawfully disclose information (x8), disclose information about registrable person and do act intending to pervert the course of justice.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Parkes Local Court on Monday, August 3, 2020.

The officer currently remains suspended with pay.

Investigations are continuing.