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Female cop allegedly leaked info

- JASON WALLS

AN NT Police officer has been charged with leaking “confidenti­al informatio­n”.

A police spokesman said the 54-year-old woman had been charged with “disclosure of confidenti­al informatio­n pursuant to section 76 of the Criminal Code Act 1983”.

“The matter is under investigat­ion by the Profession­al Standards Command,” he said.

AN NT Police officer has been charged with leaking “confidenti­al informatio­n”.

A police spokesman said the 54year-old woman had been charged with “disclosure of confidenti­al informatio­n pursuant to section 76 of the Criminal Code Act 1983”.

“The matter is under investigat­ion by the Profession­al Standards Command,” he said.

“As the matter is now before the courts, no further informatio­n will be provided.

“This informatio­n is provided in accordance with the NT Police transparen­cy guidelines.”

The woman has been served with a notice to appear at the Darwin Local Court on Monday.

It comes after the woman’s fellow officer, 33-year-old Kristi Louise Wenck, resigned from the force after she was charged in May with the unrelated offence of disclosing “official secrets” and “confidenti­al informatio­n”.

Wenck was a member of the Darwin and Road Policing Command, which is responsibl­e for policing traffic issues such as driving under the influence and seat belts. Wenck last faced the Darwin Local Court in June and is set to return on September 1.

In a separate matter before the court in January, it was revealed Wenck was the passenger on an all-terrain vehicle that crashed in the Darwin Rural Area.

At the time, the court heard the driver of the buggy, Michael Dixon, was Wenck’s partner and had been drinking prior to the crash on Bees Creek Rd in the early hours of January 6.

The court heard Dixon and Wenck were at a party in the Rural Area where Dixon became intoxicate­d.

He then decided to take them for a joy ride through the backstreet­s on the Honda ATV buggy. On Bees Creek Rd, the vehicle left the road before hitting a street sign and rolling several times.

Dixon was handed a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty earlier this month to drink-driving and dangerous driving.

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