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Queensland police officer accused of hypocrisy after being filmed unmasked in Moreton Bay bakery


A police officer has been accused of hypocrisy after being filmed maskless inside a Queensland bakery.

The footage was captured inside a retailer in the Moreton Bay area on Wednesday.


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A day earlier, a masks mandate in southeast Queensland was included in a raft of new COVID guidelines.

“Queensland Police at its finest. No mask. Everybody else has a mask,” a voice behind the digital camera says.

The police officer is seen leaving the bakery.
The police officer is seen leaving the bakery. Credit: Facebook

The officer leaves the shop as the person behind the digital camera chastises him.

“Come on mate, follow the instructions we’ve all been given.

“If I didn’t have a mask, you’d say something to me, wouldn’t you?”

A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed the incident to

The officer leaves the bakery after a brief interaction with the man behind the camera.
The officer leaves the bakery after a short interplay with the person behind the digital camera. Credit: Facebook

“After the officer was confronted by a member of the public, the officer immediately returned to his vehicle to retrieve his mask and self-reported to senior management,” a spokesperson mentioned.

“The QPS’s posture has always been to educate and show compassion with the change of COVID-19 Chief Health Officer’s directions.”

Meanwhile, in New South Wales, a police officer has been fined $200 for failing to put on a face masks inside a fast-food restaurant in Sydney’s north.

“Inquiries revealed a 53-year-old man, who is a Superintendent with the NSW Police Force, was not wearing a face mask while inside the premises,” NSW Police mentioned in an announcement.

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