Queensland police constable told to give evidence in domestic violence privacy case

The Queensland police officer who leaked a domestic violence victim’s details has been ordered to give evidence in her breach of privacy case.

Julie* was forced to go into hiding after a senior constable, Neil Punchard, accessed her address from the police QPRIME database and sent it to her former husband, who has been convicted of domestic violence.

Punchard was disciplined by the police but not suspended, sacked or charged. Last week police tried to prevent him from being called as a witness. The tribunal has ordered that he must attend.

Source: Queensland police constable told to give evidence in domestic violence privacy case | Australia news | The Guardian

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