20 May 2024

Aurukun OIC suspended amid ‘workplace misconduct’ allegations

| Cape York Weekly

The Queensland Police Services has confirmed Aurukun’s officer in charge was suspended from duty on 9 May following allegations of workplace misconduct. Photo: Supplied.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has confirmed the officer in charge of the Aurukun station has been suspended amid allegations of misconduct in the workplace.

A QPS spokesperson told Cape York Weekly Senior Sergeant Amit Singh had been stood down earlier in the month while investigations into the allegations continued.

“The officer in charge of Aurukun station was suspended from official duty from the Queensland Police Service on Thursday, [9 May],” the spokesperson said.

“The officer is subject to an ongoing Ethical Standards Command investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct.”

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While QPS would not specify the nature of the misconduct allegations, the spokesperson stated Senior Sergeant Singh had not been charged with any criminal offences.

“In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we will inform the public when a member of the service faces allegations of serious misconduct,” they said.

“Investigations are continuing, and the officer has not been charged with any criminal offences.”

Another officer in charge is currently relieving at the Aurukun police station.

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