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A senior policeman has escaped charges in Wagga Wagga, in southern New South Wales, after a lengthy investigation into allegations he perverted the course of justice.

The Police Integrity Commission (PIC) says another officer, Senior Constable Chris Jackson, is due to face court next week on charges relating to the Operation Whistler inquiry.

But the PIC says there will be no charges against Inspector Tom Murphy, who oversaw the crime scene after the arrest of Allan Hathaway in 2003.

The arrest left Mr Hathaway in hospital and resulted in a year-long inquiry into allegations of police brutality in the Wagga local area command.

The police union's Wagga spokesman, Mick Connor, says he is pleased for Inspector Murphy, but disappointed it took 14 months for him to get peace of mind.

"There's been no appreciable effect on morale as a whole at Wagga police station," he said.

"However, it has been disappointing to the members of the police association that it's taken this long to get to a point where either charges are laid or not laid."

The review of the matters by the Department of Public Prosecutions has taken almost a year and Mr Connor says it is about time there was some progress.

"I know I'm frustrated with the whole process," he said.

"I can't understand how justice moves so slowly in this instance.

"Our whole justice system is on justice coming very swiftly and in this case, it hasn't happened."

Senior Constable Jackson has been suspended on full pay since December, 2005.


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