Woman's statement false:Police
July 5, 2010, 7:55 pm
A Muslim woman who reportedly accused a Sydney police officer of racism has been charged with making a false statement.
The 43-year-old woman was stopped by police while driving a Honda Odyssey in Sydney's west, for a random breath test on June 7.
At the same time she was given an infringement notice for incorrectly displaying her P plates.
The woman told a television news station the police officer who pulled her over tried to remove her head dress, which conceals her entire face except for her eyes.
News Limited reported the police officer in question was attempting to identify the woman after observing her driver's licence.
The woman made numerous other complaints against him to Campbelltown police, which were documented in a sworn statutory declaration on June 10.
On Monday, police charged the woman at her Woodbine home, near Campbelltown, with making a false statement to police.
She will appear at Campbelltown Local Court on August 18.
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