Cops responsible for drunken bashings, 'sustained abuse' and sharing 'official secrets' were allowed to keep their jobs, a secret dossier reveals.
Internal documents from Western Australia Police show 32 officers were hit with assistant commissioner's warning notices for behaviour deemed to have fallen 'well below' standards in the 12 months to June 2020.
The documents, obtained under a Freedom of Information request by The West Australian, reveal how one senior constable was pulled up for 'abusing, antagonising, and intimidating' a person 'over a sustained period'.
That officer's behaviour first came to management's attention in 2018 and despite invention by his superiors his conduct 'continued, if not escalated'.
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Internal documents from Western Australia Police has revealed 32 officers were hit with Assistant Commissioner's Warning Notices for exhibiting behaviour deemed to have fallen 'well below' standards (file image of Western Australia police officers)
But they were allowed to remain in their job after being issued with a cautionary notice that read 'please consider this notice a final warning, one which I encourage you to accept, learn from, and move forward from'.
WA Police said the senior constable's behaviour will 'continue to be monitored and managed by supervisors to ensure it is aligned to the values of the WA Police Force'.
The 68-page police report, of which The West Australian was able to gain access to 19 of the 32 internal documents, all of which were heavily redacted,
Another report was about an off-duty sergeant who assaulted a person while drunk at a function. The officer then abused police who arrived on scene but no charges were ever laid.
One constable was found to have got behind the wheel of a police car after drinking and then lied about his actions.
And a senior constable, who was off-duty at the time, was at an incident