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Suspended senior garda investigated over alleged messages about female garda staff member

Gardaí confirmed the suspension today.

LAST UPDATE | Dec 6th 2019, 6:25 PM

GARDA COMMISSIONER DREW Harris has authorised the suspension of a senior officer after allegations of bullying were made against him. 

The garda, a chief superintendent, was informed today that he was being suspended. He had been under investigation after complaints regarding harassment and bullying were filed by another serving garda staff member.

A garda spokesman confirmed: “An Garda Siochana can confirm a Garda officer has been suspended from duty today, 6th December 2019. No further information is available.”

TheJournal.ie understands that part of the complaint relates to messages the garda is alleged to have sent regarding a female staff member.

This woman has also alleged that she was on the end of inappropriate behaviour by the serving chief superintendent over the course of a number of months while she was at work.