NSW Police ignored expert advice about hair sample and sacked drug-tested officer

A single strand of hair that destroyed the life of a long-serving Sydney police officer has the potential to influence the future of not just the entire NSW Police Force but all workplaces across NSW.

Sergeant George Zisopoulos insists he has been wrongly dismissed due to one of his hair follicles which returned a positive drug test reading.

Leading forensic experts have cast doubts over the decision to sack Sergeant Zisopoulos, concluding there is no evidence the substances found on his hair were ingested and that the minute readings may have been caused by external contamination.

The mounting evidence of environmental exposures to drugs like methylamphetamine or carfentanil will put the livelihoods of thousands of officers and civilians alike at risk.

Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.


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