Labor senator and former NSW premier Kristina Keneally's son Daniel is a cop
Daniel Keneally, 23, has been accused of fabricating a statement against a man
Constable Keneally accused Luke Moore of making threats against a detective
Mr Moore recorded the pair's conversation and no such threats were ever made
Charges against Mr Moore were dropped and he was awarded $29,000 in costs
Mr Moore, 34, has now received an apology on behalf of the NSW Police Force
Published: 09:44 EST, 1 December 2021 | Updated: 09:44 EST, 1 December 2021
Luke Moore was wrongly jailed after senator Kristina Keneally's policeman son made false allegations he threatened to kill a detective
An investigation into misconduct by senator Kristina Keneally's New South Wales policeman son has been taken over by the state's independent law enforcement watchdog.
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission will look at how Constable Keneally came to make a false statement that led to an anti-corruption campaigner spending three weeks in jail.
Constable Keneally wrongly accused self-styled 'justice warrior' Luke Moore of threatening to kill a detective during a telephone conversation earlier this year.
Mr Moore had secretly taped the call but officers from the fixated persons investigation unit did not listen to the recording until long after his arrest.
Once police heard the recording they acknowledged it contained no death threats and all charges were withdrawn.
The LECC previously had oversight of an internal police inquiry into Constable Keneally's conduct but a spokesman for the body said it would now conduct its own examination.
'The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has taken over the investigation of this matter from the NSW Police Force and will make a report to Parliament in due course,' the spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.
Luke Moore spent three weeks in a maximum security prison after Constable Daniel Keneally made false accusations against him. Constable Keneally is pictured with his federal senator mother Kristina (left) and former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian
The State of NSW has apologised to Luke Moore for Constable Daniel Keneally making a false statement about him. Mr Moore (above) has a long and colourful history with authorities, having campaigned against police strip searches and established the isuepolice.com website
That move comes as Ms Keneally, the Shadow Minister for Home Affairs and deputy leader of the Opposition in the upper house, declined to speak about her son's predicament.
'Kristina Keneally is not going to comment,' a spokeswoman for the senator said.
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