The Queensland Police Service has sought leave to appeal the recent District Court judgement in relation to the sentencing of an officer for nine offences of computer hacking.
The decision to lodge the appeal was reached after careful consideration of the judgement and independent legal advice.
This has taken some time due to the seriousness of this matter and the need to give it thorough consideration in the context of a complex legal framework.
Once the appeal process has been finalised, the Commissioner will then consider the effect of the decision on the assessment of the suitability of the officer to remain employed by the QPS. The officer remains suspended from duty.