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PSNI Officer Suspended
This is the serving cop accused of accessing PSNI child sex and rape files for his own benefit or sexual satisfaction. Constable William Mallett, with an address c/o Lisburn PSNI station, didn’t appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court on Thursday but is charged with a single offense of misconduct in public office on dates between September 19, 2019, and 18 December 2020. However, he wasn’t the only serving police officer to be listed to appear in a criminal court on Thursday as we can reveal SIX PSNI officers all had hearings for an array of alleged offences.
The PSNI revealed that they have dismissed 11 police officers amid claims of over 130 misconduct cases throughout the force after some weeks. Those figures emerged following allegations that PSNI officers were involved in sharing images of a suicide victim’s body online. The charge against Constable William Mallett states that between a stated period of 15 months, being a police officer, acting as such, wilfully misconducted yourself to such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public’s trust in you, in that you accessed certain occurrences and other such records on the Police Computer System which were linked to incidents of a sexual nature, including those variously reported as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, child sexual exploitation, child abuse and harassment of a pedophile.
Furthermore, Mallett states that for one’s own benefit or sexual satisfaction, without reasonable excuse or justification, knowing that it was wrong to access such occurrences and other such records contrary to Common Law. The case had been scheduled for a Preliminary Enquiry on Thursday, which would have seen the case elevated to the Crown Court, but following a defense application, it was adjourned for two weeks to 18 August 18. Before this case, Mr. Mallett confirmed to the Sunday World he had been suspended from his job as a police officer.
However, Constable Mallett was just one of the several officers to be listed to appear in court on the same day. On Thursday a total of six police officers, including two whistle-blowers who told a BBC Spotlight investigation about their colleagues exchanging sexist and racist messages, were charged with a variety of offenses. While William Mallett was the only officer charged in Lisburn, five Coleraine officers appeared on the list for their local court. Earlier this year in a BBC Spotlight program, Bowden and Connor exposed alleged performance failings in the Causeway Coast and Glens policing district in early 2020, at the start of the Covid pandemic.
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