Queensland police leaders ‘grappling’ with rise in officers accused of domestic violence

Queensland police leaders ‘grappling’ with rise in officers accused of domestic violence

The Guardian

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Force shifts its public response to problem, acknowledging officers should be held to higher standard than general community

A senior Queensland police officer says there has been a “concerning increase” in the number of police accused of domestic violence – something the organisation’s leadership was “grappling” with how to respond to.

Assistant commissioner Brian Codd told Guardian Australia last week that he could not offer “a 100% guarantee” that women seeking help would not encounter abusers in uniform or officers with problematic attitudes.

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