An Australian federal police officer has been suspended for consulting a clairvoyant as part of an investigation into a death threat made to the country’s prime minister, a newspaper reported Sunday.
The officer, whose identity has not been released, reportedly consulted clairvoyant Elizabeth Walker after inquiries into the threat to Prime Minister John Howard hit a dead end, The Sunda y Age reported.
In a statement to the newspaper, an Australian Federal Police spokesman confirmed an officer was being investigated.
“I can confirm we are currently investigating the matter. A member of the AFP has been suspended,” the statement said. “The AFP takes seriously all allegations of misconduct by officers, and does not condone the use of psychics in security matters.”