Constable David Hall named as police officer accused of leaking information about AFL great Dani Laidley

A police officer accused of leaking information about AFL legend Dani Laidley whereas she was in custody has been named in courtroom for the primary time.

Constable David Hall’s matter was heard at Ringwood Magistrates Courtroom on Friday as he faces two counts of unauthorised disclosure of police information in relation to the previous soccer coach at Glen Waverley on Could 3 final 12 months.

The 28-year-old is accused of sending texts to 2 folks telling them Ms Laidley had been remanded in custody on prices together with stalking and drug offences.

The texts additionally contained “information as to the present gender” Ms Laidley was figuring out as, when it was the “obligation of the accused to not disclose” that information.

Photographs had been leaked of Ms Laidley, who was beforehand recognized as Dean and has since transitioned, after her arrest.

The police officer is accused of leaking information about former North Melbourne coach Dani Laidley.
Digicam IconThe police officer is accused of leaking information about former North Melbourne coach Dani Laidley. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Yuri Kouzmin

Constable Hall’s case was adjourned and he didn’t want to seem in courtroom.

Two different officers have additionally been charged in relation to the leaked photographs.

Greater than 270 Victoria Police staff had been interviewed in relation to the case.

Ms Laidley was charged with a number of offences however finally pleaded responsible to at least one rely of stalking in November final 12 months.

The 53-year-old former AFL coach averted a legal document and was ordered to be of good behaviour for 18 months.

Former North Melbourne player Mark Brayshaw backed Ms Laidley during her court case last year.
Digicam IconFormer North Melbourne participant Mark Brayshaw backed Ms Laidley throughout her courtroom case final 12 months. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Brendan Francis

Former teammates together with North Melbourne gamers Mark Brayshaw and Anthony Stevens additionally gave references to assist the previous soccer star over the fees.

Laidley’s profession began as a participant for the West Coast Eagles in 1987 earlier than she moved to Victoria to play for North Melbourne on the finish of 1992. Ms Laidley helped the membership win the premiership in 1996.

She was additionally coach of North Melbourne for seven years and has since been half of teaching groups at Port Adelaide, St Kilda and Carlton.

Throughout her sentence final 12 months the Justice of the Peace took into consideration the misery she endured as a result of of the protection of the alleged photograph leak.

Mr Hall is predicted to seem again in courtroom in June.