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A former NSW Police officer has been charged following an alleged on-duty assault in Casino.

In September 2019, officers attached to Richmond Police District commenced an extensive review regarding an alleged assault in Casino involving a then 39-year-old senior constable and a 17-year-old teenage boy.

The officer, formerly attached to Richmond Police District, was on-duty at the time of the alleged incident.

About 5.30pm on 7 February, a 40-year-old man was issued with a court attendance notice for the offence of common assault.

He is due to face Lismore Local Court on Monday, 22 March, 2021.

The man is no longer a member of the NSW Police Force.


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