DPP: No sufficient evidence to conclude a serious sexual assault amongst BPS
Following a complaint of serious sexual assault by a serving police against two other serving officers, a criminal investigation was commenced, alongside employment matters of gross misconduct.
A file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Office for charging consideration.
"An assessment by the DPP decided that there was not sufficient evidence to conclude that a reasonable jury, properly directed, would more likely than not convict the accused of the charges alleged," said Commissioner Steven Corbishley.
The officers subject to the criminal allegation have subsequently been informed, however they remain suspended and will now be subject of the BPS disciplinary process.
"As Commissioner of Police I support all who make complaint of sexual assault, whether they be a police officer or member of the public.
We continue to look after the officer at this difficult time, with the provision of counselling and welfare support.
I understand the officer will now seek judicial review in regards to the DPP's decision which he is legally entitled to do.
In view of this action it would be inappropriate for the BPS to make any further comment until this process is completed."