NT Police sack two Alice Springs cops for alleged off-duty misconduct

by | May 14, 2020 | Cops, News | 0 comments

Two more Territory cops have been sacked from the NT Police Force – bringing the total announced to three officers in the past two days.

Two officers from Alice Springs were reported as being discharged on Wednesday for what’s understood to be off-duty, alcohol-related offences.

The latest sackings come on the heels of the dismissal of former Senior Constable Raymond Neilson-Scott, who was reportedly fired this week after being convicted in March of assaulting three Indigenous Territorians in Berrimah last year. 

NT Police media manager Rob Cross did not release the names of the Alice Springs officers in a statement to media.

One of the two male officers sacked is a 53-year-old officer who had been charged with high-range drink driving, which NT Police said was his second incident of drink driving.

Police did not say when the alleged offence occurred, or if he had been convicted of the recent charge before being sacked.

The other officer is a 30-year-old male who was dismissed following an investigation by NT Police Professional Standards Command into what police called “serious breaches of discipline”.

NT Police offered no comment on the sackings other than a brief press release stating they were obligated to report the dismissals under “transparency guidelines”.

In February, Neilson-Scott told the Darwin Local Court that he attempted to “de-escalate” an alleged domestic violence situation upon arrival at a Berrimah property last year, but the court found that he assaulted a man and two women, one of whom was the alleged victim of domestic violence. 

Judge Elisabeth Armitage said during her ruling in March that his behaviour “fell markedly below the minimum standards expected of a police officer.”

Following the decision, Neilson-Scott was served with a notice by police alleging three counts of serious breach of discipline pursuant to the Police Administration Act 1978. He was later terminated.

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