Custodial officers suspended, Capricornia and Woodford

Three custodial correctional officers have been suspended from duty after being charged with criminal offences relating to use of force and misconduct in public office at Capricornia Correctional Centre.

As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability.

We expect the highest in professional and ethical behaviour from all our officers. Our officers play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the community by managing some of the most challenging people in society in highly dynamic situations. To do this effectively and humanely, it is important that their behaviour is appropriate and proportionate to the circumstances.

As the matter is before court, it is not appropriate to comment further at this time.

In an unrelated investigation, a custodial corrections officer has been suspended from duty relating to the alleged inappropriate use of force at Woodford Correctional Centre.

As the matter is under active investigation, it is not appropriate to comment further at this time.

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