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Policeman charged with firearms offences

A policeman has been charged with firearms offences following an incident in the Plenty area earlier this year. A male… A policeman has been charged with firearms offences following an incident in the Plenty area earlier this year.

A male senior constable from the North West Metro Region has been charged on summons by investigators from Professional Standards Command with the following:

• Use a firearm in a town

• Use a firearm on a thoroughfare used by the public

• Destroy protected wildlife being a female kangaroo

• Hunt protected wildlife

• Disturb protected wildlife

• Use a firearm in a reserve

He will appear at Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on 16 September.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on 17 January and involved a non-police issue firearm.

The policeman has been transferred to non-operational duties.

Victoria Police Media Unit

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