Two Lismore police officers have been charged over an incident in April in which an eight-year-old Aboriginal boy was allegedly left in the rear pod of a caged police vehicle at Coraki police station for almost an hour.
The boy had been taken into custody over an alleged malicious damage offence.
After being released, he was examined by ambulance paramedics, and found to be uninjured.
An internal investigation into the incident was launched and as a result, two male senior constables, attached to the Northern Region, were served last Thursday with future court attendance notices for neglect of duty and leaving a child in motor vehicle causing emotional distress.
They are expected to appear in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday 22 November.
Both officers are currently on restricted workplace duties.