Friday, January 14, 2011

Former cop in court on corruption charge

abc.net.au

A former WA police officer has appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court accused off tipping off a police suspect that his phone was being bugged.

42-year-old Robert Critchley was working in the State Intelligence Division January last year when he is alleged to have told the person who was under investigation that his phone calls were being intercepted.

It is also alleged that between May 2009 and January 2010, Mr Critchley accessed the details of people on the police data base when he was not authorised to do so.

Police say the two incidents are not linked.

They say Mr Critchley, who had been with the force for six years, resigned in September last year after his alleged misconduct came to the attention of the Police Commissioner.

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