Police officer suspended over ex-AFL coach photo leak

4/05/2020 12:26:00 PM

A Victoria Police senior constable has been suspended from the force after photos of former AFL coach Dean Laidley. #9News

A Victoria Police senior constable has been suspended from the force after photos of former AFL coach Dean Laidley. 9News

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton has slammed the actions of a senior constable as "appalling" after photos of ex-AFL coach Dean Laidley were leaked.

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton says the police officer is expected to be charged over the photo leak.(AAP)Laidley appeared in court last night and was remanded in custody to appear before court again on May 11.He played for the West Coast Eagles and for North Melbourne during his playing career, winning a premiership with the latter club in 1996.

Laidley later coached North Melbourne from 2003-2009.The privacy breach sparked outrage from Laidley's lawyers, who initially demanded an investigation."Disgraceful. Taking photos unlawfully and sharing them. And these were sneaky photos while in Police interview in Police Station by a Police Officer," one of his lawyers, Bill Doogue, tweeted.

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multioptioned Named and shamed then sacked works does it not? Thank goodness. They aren't tough enough on bad behaviour by police. Suspended with pay Why would you include a photo of the Deputy Commissioner when your tweet only refers to the officer who spread the photos? This officer in the photo is not suspended though your whole tweet & image implies he is. Do you “journalists” / “social media producers” think?

If society was more accepting of gender expression the story would be the stalking charge, not the clothes and wig worn whilst doing it.

AFL 2020: Dean Laidley arrested, police photo leaked, policeman stood down, possible punishment, North MelbourneVictoria Police have suspended a senior constable over an “appalling” and “unacceptable” leak of photos from former North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley during a police interview. So many ex-footy players end up in the Twilght Zone. Maybe a life never being told ‘no’ isn’t good for you? Someone is charged for a crime and you’ve continued to publish the photo What the actual fuck? Should be fired.

Photos of AFL great’s arrest leakedThe lawyer of Dean Laidley is “outraged” leaked photos of Victoria police allegedly interviewing the AFL great have been shared online. I would have thought she'd realise publicly acknowledging it like that is going to draw more attention to it by people who hadn't seen it. And yet you choose to print the photo.. fuck you guys are just beyond horrible Wait, is he in drag 😳

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Ex-Kangaroos coach, premiership player in police custody: reportFormer North Melbourne coach and premiership player Dean Laidley is reportedly in police custody and did not apply for bail. So no footy journos across this or at the out of court hearing? What for? Ok Charged with what? If that was Joe Blow we'd be across what he had for dinner down to his shoe size... So.... Just asking why Mr. Laidley is apparently treated differently?

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"The conduct should not have occurred by the officer., Laidley now faces “seven charges all up”, including: One each of stalking, committing an indictable offence while on bail and persistent breach of a family violence order and four other intervention order breaches.The North Melbourne premiership player has been remanded in custody on stalking and other charges., with the Victoria Racing Club willing to go head-to-head with the grand final if it falls on the opening day of the Cup carnival.

[It's] totally unacceptable, totally appalling conduct." Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton says the police officer is expected to be charged over the photo leak. Catch up and settle in with no installation & no lock-in contract. (AAP) Laidley appeared in court last night and was remanded in custody to appear before court again on May 11. The Moonee Ponds man was charged with stalking and other matters. He played for the West Coast Eagles and for North Melbourne during his playing career, winning a premiership with the latter club in 1996. Source: FOX SPORTS It was also reported Laidely was a “broken man” in the months leading up to his arrest on the weekend. Laidley later coached North Melbourne from 2003-2009. Credit: Getty Images The AFL is working towards a start date in late June, to complete a 17-round season plus finals.

The privacy breach sparked outrage from Laidley's lawyers, who initially demanded an investigation. Police have interviewed a male Senior Constable over the leaking over the photos. A second photo of a computer screen allegedly shows Laidley’s official mug shot. "Disgraceful. Taking photos unlawfully and sharing them. He will be charged on summons and could face up to two years in jail and/or $40,000 in fines. And these were sneaky photos while in Police interview in Police Station by a Police Officer," one of his lawyers, Bill Doogue, tweeted. Typical”. "Police should investigate and those involved pull down immediately. Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton very strong on leak of police photos of Dean Laidley. "Would they both be on a day format? We have to be on a day format.

" Defence lawyer Dee Giannopoulos also voiced her anger. "Outraged that pictures of my client, taken by some police officer, on the sly, when in custody in interview have hit the media. It's unacceptable. “Disgraceful. Typical #grossbreachofprivacy," Ms Giannopoulos tweeted. The "unlawful" act has been described as one of the most appalling breaches of privacy in the force. — Laurel Irving (@laurelirving7) May 4, 2020 A furious Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton declared the leak was “appalling and unacceptable”. Dep.” Victoria’s leading civil liberties advocate on Sunday labelled the leaking of the photos “unacceptable”. "Gil McLachlan should realise the VRC has had those dates [the end of October/start of November] long before the AFL existed," he says.

Comm. Typical. Patton said the misconduct was a "significant breach" of privacy and the senior constable was facing discipline charges. He is also expected to be charged on summons with unauthorised disclosure of information, which carries a maximum jail term of two years or $40,000 in fines. “Not good enough @VictoriaPolice: we are watching. "It's not an authorised photograph and it shouldn't have been taken," he said. "We will be interrogating the phone of the member. It would be fraught with logistical difficulties for a horse who qualifies for the great race by winning the Hotham Handicap on Derby Day, giving it only a two-day break to the Cup itself.

" A statement released by Victoria Police said the privacy breach would not be tolerated.” Former AFL agent Ricky Nixon, who says he managed Laidley for 15 years, posted on Twitter on Sunday it was a “bloody disgrace” that photos of Laidley were leaked. "Victoria Police understands the community concern surrounding images," it read. "The community can be assured that we share these concerns and are taking the matter extremely seriously. This is one of the most significant breaches of a person's privacy and Victoria Police will not tolerate this sort of behaviour. Dean Laidley remains in custody." Continue reading . "We are still working on Cup week being Cup week and we are still working on having some crowds," he said.