Police rape charges
Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says the incident is concerning but will help the service to “take action” to examine how it recruits and trains officers.
He also says air jordans investigations into the alleged sex attack will examine whether the incident is isolated or indicative of a more serious problem in the force.
Mr Stewart says the allegations, while not proved, have hurt the community’s trust in the service even though the vast majority of police did a great job.
“We work in a society where the consent and support of the community is paramount,” he told reporters in Brisbane on Friday.
“Whilst certainly there is the aspect of the rights of the accused to the presumption of innocence, it’s certainly disappointing that conduct like this would even be contemplated in such a situation.”
The officers, who both have fewer than five years policing experience, are each charged with five counts of rape and one count each of assault with intent to commit rape and deprivation of liberty.
Mr Stewart said the officers were served suspension papers when they were charged.
They have been given two weeks to show cause air jordans why they should continue to be on full pay while suspended, he said.
The officers did not enter a plea when they faced court on Friday morning.
Magistrate Dami air jordans en Dwyer granted the pair bail on the condition they report directly to the Supe air jordans rintendent of the Mackay Police District and don’t make contact with any of the 38 witnesses.