AU: Grave security breach of confidential police information puts informants at risk

Anthony Dowsley reports:

The lives of informers and police officers have been put at risk over the “gravest” of leaks from inside the force.

Police raids across Melbourne three weeks ago discovered volumes of confidential and sensitive police files dating back three years.

So far, a junior police officer from the northern metro region has been suspended without pay after sensitive police documents were found at three addresses.

Chief Commissioner Ken Lay today described the breach as “damaging and horrible”.

One of the locations raided had direct links to an outlaw motorcycle gang, and some of the files involved organised crime.

Those most at risk are believed to be criminals who have co-operated with police.

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