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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