One of the Gold Coast’s most senior police officers has been charged with multiple perjury offences following a corruption investigation.
Superintendent Michelle Stenner will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 21 on three counts of perjury and a single charge of misconduct in public office.
It is understood the charges relate to a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into alleged nepotism relating to the hiring of Gold Coast Chief Superintendent Terry Borland’s daughter for a civilian role within the force.
Commissioned officers’ union president Superintendent Dale Friberg said the union would support Stenner through the court case.
“The fact that they are currently before the court, we couldn’t offer any comment in relation to it,” Superintendent Friberg said.
“But we would like people to be mindful of the fact that she’s innocent until proven guilty.”
Queensland Police Service has been contacted for comment.