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FOR PRESS-

The Minister for the Interior, Mr Peter Nixon, announced today that he had ordered the dismissal from the Australian Capital Territory Police Force of Detective Sergeant First Class R.G. Turner,

The Minister said that Isar fi r+ • S. Flynn , S .M . , had

conducted an enquiry under Regulation 11(A) of the Police Regulations into offences alleged to have been committed by Detective He Ie had been charged:-

(1) "contrary to Regulation 11(1)(e) of the said

Regulations you were between 1 .February, 1967 and 20 April, 1967 guilty of disgraceful conduct

in that you were knowingly concerned in an attempt to organize unlawful gaining at the camp at Corin Da i in the said Territory"

(2) that contrary to Regulation 11(1)(e) of the said

Regulation you were guilty of disgraceful conduct in that you were between 1 January, 1967 and 31

December, 1967 improperly connected with unlawful gaming and betting at the camp at Corin Dam aforesaid".

Mr Nixon said that Sergeant Turner had denied these

ch2rges .

Mr Flynn, after his enquiry had found the first charge proved. He had found the second charge was not ;proved.

Mr Nixon said that having studied Mr Flynn's report he had decided to dismiss Sergeant Turner.

20 I', ovember 1968