The NSW Police Force is investigating the New York City Police Department over allegations that officers from the New Zealand Police Force had accessed private and sensitive data belonging to the NewSouth Wales Police.
The NSW police said it had been made aware of a “pattern of misconduct” by the NewZealand Police Force.
Police Minister Michael Gallacher said on Wednesday that an investigation was under way.
“We will be conducting a full review of how we deal with sensitive information in the NewSriPolice Force,” he said.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed on Wednesday the investigation was underway.
She said that “an individual of significance has been identified in relation to an allegation of inappropriate conduct and that a review of that individual’s conduct will commence at the earliest opportunity”.
The NSW police and New South Carolina State Police are both conducting separate investigations into alleged misconduct involving the NewYork Police Department.
The NSW Police has said the allegations of inappropriate behaviour involve officers working on the force, and that the allegations are being investigated by two separate agencies.
The NewSouthLanard news website reported on Wednesday afternoon that the police force had received a complaint that a person in the NSW Police was accessing data relating to the investigations into the police service.
A NSW police spokesperson said the NSW police was “aware of an allegation” of inappropriate activity involving officers working in the state’s police force, but did not comment further.
The Australian Federal Police is also investigating the allegations.
A spokesman for the AFP said: “The AFP is aware of an alleged incident involving New SouthLanards confidential data.”
NewSouthLancashire Police has also said that the matter was being investigated.
A spokeswoman for the force said: “The NSW NSW Police is working with the AFP to investigate an allegation relating to an individual.
The AFP will continue to work with the NSW NSW police to ensure the integrity of the investigation.”