Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission received six domestic violence-related complaints against police officers within two weeks of being cleared to treat the cases as bribery rather than misconduct, an inquest has heard .

One officer had strangulation and rape allegations against him, while another allegedly had access to child exploitation material, the Queensland Police Responses Inquiry Commission announced on Monday. domestic violence.

Elizabeth Foulger, executive director of Integrity Services at the CCC, told the inquest that both cases had been referred to Queensland Police for processing, subject to a public interest review.

The inquest heard that the CCC received all six complaints over a two-week period in June and that two were classified as alleged corrupt conduct and four as alleged misconduct.

The CCC revised its policies in June to classify domestic violence by police officers involving a serious criminal offense — such as rape, strangulation, assault and harassment — as bribery.

Previously, these offenses were only classified as acts of corruption if an officer committed them while on duty, Foulger said.

Foulger told the inquest it was a “mistake” not to consider domestic violence perpetrated by police officers as corruption when the body revised its police policies last September.

His submission to the inquiry said such behavior demonstrates a disregard for public safety and the laws that police are required to follow, as well as an inability to impartially investigate domestic violence cases.

Commissioner Deborah Richards also questioned police over “disturbing” comments about domestic violence that emerged on Sunday from Guardian Australia.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is investigating the social media posts, which were posted to a private Facebook group for law enforcement.

The messages have belittled victims of domestic violence, and implied agents deliberately avoid responding to such incidents.

Sergeant David Nixon, of QPS Ethical Standards Command, told the inquest that the force’s North Brisbane District was investigating the posts.

A QPS spokesperson said the “identification and whereabouts of the member will be part of the investigation.”

The inquest also heard that 70% of domestic and family violence complaints involving QPS members since 2017 resulted in no further action by the Ethical Standards Command.

Data presented to the survey indicated that a similar proportion of reports for all alleged offenses resulted in no further action.

“A number of circumstances may lead to no further action,” Nixon said.

“It could be… the officer has been cleared of any involvement. It may be frivolous and vexatious or there may be no information to back it up as misconduct.

The QPS have previously said they “look forward” to receiving recommendations from the Board of Inquiry and “support” the officers to testify at the public hearings.