Police officers charged for serious crimes

SIX police officers were charged for non-sexual violence offences last month, while some others were assaulted in three other incidents during arrests.

This was revealed in the non-sexual violence statistics released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for last month.

The statistics highlighted there were 106 people charged in relation to 144 counts of separate incidents in August.

Of the 106 people, six were police officers who were charged for aggravated robbery, theft, assault causing actual bodily harm and careless driving.

“Three police officers were charged with aggravated robbery whereby they allegedly robbed a person of $1530 worth of goods and also assaulted the victim,” the ODPP statistics revealed.

“One police officer was charged with the theft of a mobile phone, another police officer was charged for assaulting his wife causing her actual bodily harm while another police officer was charged with careless driving.”

There were 81 victims of the 144 counts of separate incidents.

There were two incidents where a 38-year-old man was charged with the alleged murder of his 35-year-old wife and another 26-year-old man charged for the alleged murder of a 48-year-old woman.

A 53-year-old man was charged with the attempted murder of his 43-year-old wife, while in another incident a 33-year-old man was charged with the attempted murder of his 22-year-old girlfriend.

Three men were charged with multiple counts of aggravated burglary and theft whereby $48,000 worth of goods was allegedly stolen from five Chinese nationals.

There were two incidents where two fathers were charged for assaulting their daughters, while in another case a 24-year-old woman was charged for causing grievous harm after she allegedly poured boiling tea on her 28-year-old husband.