Constable Michael Higgins
Constable Michael Higgins Queensland Times

Goodna cop fronts court in CMC case

A GOODNA cop has fronted court for the second time after being charged following a lengthy Crime and Misconduct Commission investigation.

Constable Michael Higgins, 39, was charged on May 17, 2016 with three offences over allegations he used the Queensland Police Service database to access confidential information.

Those offences include one count each of improper disclosure of information, misconduct in relation to public office and using a restricted computer without consent.

The alleged offences occurred on June 19, 2015 at Goodna.

It is not yet known what information the police officer allegedly accessed or how it was subsequently used or for what purpose.

Mr Higgins (pictured) has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service pending the outcome of the court case.

Mr Higgins' legal representative sought a further adjournment on Tuesday when the matter was mentioned in Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess adjourned the matter until July 27.

Mr Higgins has not entered a plea to the charges and remains free on bail.



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