Former detective inspector Shane Diehm.
Former detective inspector Shane Diehm. Crystal Spencer

Appeal for former cop found guilty of lying

FORMER Tweed Heads detective inspector Shane Diehm has been given a chance to clear his name after being found guilty of lying to authorities about a drug-fuelled police party in 2010.

Diehm has been granted an appeal against convictions on four counts of giving false or misleading evidence stemming from testimony he gave the Police Integrity Commission in 2011.

The accusations against Diehm arose from secretly recorded footage of a drugged-up romp on the Gold Coast, during which police officers were filmed taking ecstasy and eating marijuana hash cookies.

Diehm initially denied taking the drugs, but later pleaded guilty to two counts of giving false information.

However, he maintained he did not remember seeing other former and serving police officers indulging in the drugs.

He was sentenced to six months jail in August last year, but granted bail once his appeal was lodged.

The appeal is on April 27 in Sydney.

-APN NEWSDESK



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