The Courier-Mail

Cop fights charges of data abuse

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A QUEENS­LAND de­tec­tive who al­legedly ac­cessed the po­lice data­base on be­half of a friend in­tends to fight mis­con­duct charges.

De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant Stephen John Thiry, 48, ap­peared in Bris­bane Mag­is­trates Court yesterday charged with two counts of mis­con­duct in public of­fice.

Queens­land Po­lice Union lawyer Calvin Gnech says Thiry de­nies the al­le­ga­tions and will con­test them in court.

It is al­leged Thiry logged on to Queens­land Po­lice’s QPrime data­base twice in or­der to pass re­stricted in­for­ma­tion to a friend.

The Bris­bane-based de­tec­tive has been sus­pended with pay and is due to face court again on Oc­to­ber 12.

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