Cop turned candidate charged

Charged: Former state election candidate Michael Lamb has been charged with the alleged leaking of police information. Picture: Gary Sissons

UNSUCCESSFUL Liberal candidate for Frankston Michael Lamb has been suspended from his position on the police force after being charged with disclosing police information without reasonable excuse.

Mr Lamb has been suspended with pay, and will face charges over four separate incidents that allegedly occurred in 2018.

A Victoria Police statement read “a police officer has been charged with unauthorised release of information by Professional Standards Command.

“The Senior Sergeant from Southern Metro region has been charged with four counts of disclosing police information without reasonable excuse.”

Mr Lamb was comfortably defeated at the November state election by sitting member Paul Edbrooke.

The Victoria Police statement said that he is set to face the Frankston Magistrates’ Court in June.

First published in the Frankston Times – 11 February 2019

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