When the Commissioner of Police presents a notice of allegation about a member of the police, cadet, or special officer, to the Police Disciplinary Tribunal, and they deny it, the charge is heard and determined by the Tribunal [Police Complaints and Discipline Act 2016 (SA) ss 22-25].
If the Tribunal is satisfied on the balance of probabilities that a designated officer committed a breach of discipline, the Tribunal must make a finding as such and send the matter back to the Commissioner of Police who may take a number of actions to sanctions under s 26 of the Act which includes things such as termination or suspension of employment, reduction of rank, counselling, education and training, a fine, reduction in pay, etc [s 25].
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