A NOWRA-BASED police officer will stand trial in the Downing Centre Local Court in April next year, charged with giving false evidence to the Police Integrity Commission (PIC).
Sergeant Sherree Bissett is one of four NSW police officers charged after allegedly lying under oath about the shooting of a mentally ill man, Adam Salter.
Mr Salter, 36, died from a police gunshot wound in the kitchen of his father’s Lakemba home in 2009, following an attempt to stab himself in the neck.
The PIC handed down scathing findings about how police handled the case, including the actions of senior officers.
After its inquiry, the PIC recommended Sgt Bissett, Constable Aaron Abela, Sgt Emily Metcalfe and Senior Constable Leah Wilson face charges for allegedly lying to the watchdog.
The officers claimed Mr Salter grappled with Const Abela before Sgt Bissett shot him in the back but paramedics and Mr Salter’s father said there was no contact.
Wilson, Abela and Metcalfe have been charged with perjury and giving false evidence, while Bissett has been charged with one count of giving false evidence to the commission.
All four have been ordered to stand trial in Sydney’s Downing Centre on April 26, 2016.