Suspended Logan mayor Luke Smith.
Suspended Logan mayor Luke Smith.

Suspended Logan mayor charged with assault

SUSPENDED Logan mayor Luke Smith has been charged with assault, obstructing police and wilful damage following an alleged disturbance at a property south of Brisbane.

Smith was arrested this morning and taken to Logan Central police station for questioning.

It comes after police were called to a Meadowbrook address about 8am.

Suspended Logan mayor Luke Smith.
Suspended Logan mayor Luke Smith.


He left the Logan watch-house about 3pm and is now in the Beenleigh watch-house. He is scheduled to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.

Mr Smith has been suspended since May, when new legislation was enacted forcing him to stand aside.

Mr Smith is facing corruption and perjury allegations after he was charged by the CCC in May.

The corruption charge centres on an allegation he agreed to receive a boat from a donor in return for helping progress its development application.

He has been suspended since May, when new legislation was enacted forcing him to stand aside.

Smith had previously steadfastly refused to stand down and has previously vowed to defend the charges.

Today's arrest was a police matter and not believed to be related to the CCC.

"The CCC has not arrested any person today relating to its ongoing corruption investigation into Logan City Council," a statement released by the CCC this afternoon said.

"As the CCC's investigation remains ongoing, it not appropriate to comment further."

Police in Logan today declined to comment but said the matter was still under investigation and no charges had been laid.

The arrest comes after Mr Smith's Windaroo home was listed for sale this week.



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