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Latrell Mitchell's lawyer has taken the first step in launching action against a veteran ACT police officer, who admitted to giving false evidence in a court hearing against him this week.
In letters to the Australian Federal Police, the Director of Public Prosecution, and the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday - sighted by NCA NewsWire - lawyer Tom Taylor has requested footage of Sergeant David Power's testimony from court hearings this week be 'urgently' preserved in case it became relevant in any future proceedings.
Police Minister Mick Gentleman confirmed this week that an internal investigation would occur after speaking with ACT Chief Police Officer Neil Gaughan.
'I've been advised by the CPO that these officers have been addressed to the internal standards unit of ACT Policing,' Mr Gentleman said.
'So, there will be an investigation of that procedure there, and I don't want to pre-empt that, so I'd like to see that go through.
'And of course the Chief Police Officer will be making comment after that occurs.'
Mr Gentleman wouldn't be drawn on what disciplinary action - if any - the officers would face.
'I imagine there would be a review, but I don't want to pre-empt the internal standards unit doing their work,' he said.
Former Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton and his cousin and Souths superstar Latrell Mitchell faced court this