Police said the two officers from Carnarvon, on the WA’s mid-north coast, are the subject of an internal investigation regarding the alleged misuse of Tasers.
It is alleged that while on duty on July 23, the officer visited her boyfriend at a party, where he asked her to stun him and his friend with the police-issued Taser.
Police confirmed that two officers had been stood down, with any possible disciplinary action pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
The alleged incident comes one month after allegations four officers at Rockingham police station, in Perth’s south, used Tasers on colleagues during initiation rituals.
A sergeant and a senior constable were stood down and two constables were confined to office duties while an internal investigation was launched into that incident.
Opposition police spokeswoman Margaret Quirk said the two alleged incidents were a sign that there was a growing culture of officers misusing Tasers within the WA police force.
“I think police need to come out and say what they found in the course of both the Rockingham review and this review and how they intend to address this emerging culture of Tasers being used as toys,” Ms Quirk said.
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