Police staff member charged over corruption allegations

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UPDATE: Police have confirmed the staff member in question is a 32 year-old woman.

EARLIER: A police staff member has been charged with corruption and suspended from work after an Internal Affairs Unit investigation.

The 32 year-old staff member from Middle Swan was charged following allegations which arose over a 17-month period at the Police Assistance Centre.

Between August 2017 and January 2019, the employee allegedly received more than $16,000 for releasing information obtained from police computer systems.

The staff member will appear in Midland Magistrates Court on Tuesday.