Cops stood down over bully claims

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TWO po­lice of­fi­cers have been stood down amid al­le­ga­tions they used ex­ces­sive force against a mem­ber of the public. The male con­sta­bles are be­lieved to be from Townsville and were taken off of­fi­cial duty on Fri­day. The of­fi­cers are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for us­ing ex­ces­sive force and fail­ing to treat a mem­ber of the public with dig­nity and re­spect. North­ern Re­gion Act­ing As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Paul Tay­lor said it was still early on in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the al­le­ga­tions hadn’t been sub­stan­ti­ated. “In the in­ter­est of the com­mu­nity, the of­fi­cers were stood down,” he said. “We get com­plaints against po­lice all the time and if we get a com­plaint with any va­lid­ity, we need to take that into ac­count. Fur­ther down the track we’ll be able to re­lease more in­for­ma­tion.”

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