?Qld cop charged after QPS database breach

A Queensland police constable has been charged for the alleged breach of the Queensland Police Service’s (QPS) Qprime database system, and the disclosure of confidential information.

A 38-year-old man from the southern region was served with a Notice to Appear in Court on Tuesday following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

The man has been charged with one count of improper disclosure of information, one count of misconduct in relation to public office, plus an alternate charge of computer hacking and misuse.

The man is expected to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on 7 June 2016.

"In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct," QPS said in a statement.

"This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated."

Last August, a Gold Coast woman working out of the QPS Southport Watchhouse was also investigated after allegations she accessed the Qprime police system and leaked sensitive police information to an accused criminal.


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