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AustraliaSenior policewoman accused of corruption will 'vigorously defend' charges

15:25  13 september  2019
15:25  13 september  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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A WA police officer accused of corruption says she will " vigorously defend " the charge after facing court today. Senior sergeant Christina Johnston attended Perth Magistrate's Court today charged with one count of a police officer acting corruptly. The 42-year-old gave a brief statement as she left court

A WA Police senior sergeant accused of acting corruptly when she was in charge of a business unit in Perth

A WA police officer accused of corruption says she will "vigorously defend" the charge after facing court today.

Senior sergeant Christina Johnston attended Perth Magistrate's Court today charged with one count of a police officer acting corruptly.

The 42-year-old gave a brief statement as she left court, saying "I entered a plea of not guilty, and I look forward to vigorously defending this matter in court.

Senior policewoman accused of corruption will 'vigorously defend' charges © 9News A WA police officer accused of corruption says she will

"I'm a proud police officer, I've given 21 years of service to the community of Western Australia and I would never do anything to tarnish the reputation of WA police."

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Senior policewoman accused of corruption will ' vigorously defend ' charges . WA Senior sergeant Christina Johnston is accused of cutting back on police office costs by seeking a contract on plastic cups from a relative.

Journalist Ivan Golunov was freed after an outcry. Others have not been so fortunate.

The exact circumstances of the charge are unclear, but 9News understands the allegation relates to police office supplies.

9News has been told the business unit Christina Johnston was in charge of needed to cut back on costs.

Senior policewoman accused of corruption will 'vigorously defend' charges © 9News Senior sergeant Christina Johnston was at Perth Magistrate's Court charged with one count of a police officer acting corruptly.

It's understood she sought a contract on plastic cups from a relative.

The corruption element of the case at this stage is unclear.

More will be revealed when the 42-year-old is back in court in November.

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