Cop fights charges of data abuse
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.