All charges against police inspector struck out

CHARGES against a central Victorian police inspector accused of perjury and misleading the director of the Office of Police Integrity have been formally struck out.

The two charges against Inspector Mark Edwards were withdrawn in the Melbourne Magistrates court Wednesday morning.

The court ordered the Chief Commissioner of Police to pay Inspector Edwards' court costs, as agreed.

Inspector Edwards was suspended without pay in August last year following an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, formerly the Office of Police Integrity.

The investigation related to how police handled the investigation into former Bendigo police officer Dean Robinson, who crashed into the front of a hotel while drink-driving in 2011.

Inspector Edwards was Bendigo police inspector at the time.

He held that position until he was relocated to Maryborough police station last year.

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