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Police say that a local officer has been charged following an investigation into allegations of accessing restricted data.

The charges say that in November last year, an internal investigation commenced following reports an officer – attached to a specialist command in the Northern Region – allegedly accessed restricted data from the NSW Police computer system on 31 August 2020.

Following inquiries, a male senior constable was issued a Court Attendance Notice on Monday (26 April), for the offence of cause unauthorised for access to restricted data held in a computer system contrary to Section 308H Crime Act (NSW) 1900.

He is expected to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on Monday 7 June 2021.


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