And then given bail.
The arrests were the subject of the Ethical Standards Command investigation earlier this year.
The matter was adjourned to August 28 as the defence awaits a DNA statement from the Crown prosecutor.
Protest organiser Jayson Maskell-Davis said any other alleged criminal would have been kept behind bars for lesser charges.
The result has caused a lack of confidence amongst the Mackay communities in their police force.
The accused officers — a constable and a first-year constable aged 29 and 28 — have been suspended from work awaiting the outcome of the trial.
They did not appear at court today.