Operation Ross

On 10 November 2016, IBAC tabled a report before Parliament on its findings and recommendations following its investigation (Operation Ross) into incidents involving alleged excessive use of force by Victoria Police officers against several people at the Ballarat police station.

View the Operation Ross special report

View the media release

Public examinations

Held from 23 to 27 May 2016, the public examinations focused on:

  • alleged excessive use of force by officers at Ballarat Police Station
  • the Victoria Police management of, and response to, alleged excessive use of force by police officers, including in Ballarat.

The examinations were conducted by IBAC Commissioner Mr Stephen O’Bryan QC at the Ballarat court complex.  Counsel Assisting was Jack Rush RFD QC and Gary Hevey RFD of the Victorian Bar.

Responses to IBAC recommendations

IBAC publishes responses to our investigations to inform the community about actions agencies advise they are taking, and to share learnings that may help other agencies improve their systems and practices to prevent corruption and misconduct.

IBAC's role

IBAC has a broad role in relation to assessing police personnel conduct, and investigating and preventing misconduct by police personnel.

IBAC maintains a standing 'own motion' power to monitor or review critical incidents involving death or serious injury, or the risk of death or serious injury, as a result of contact with Victoria Police. View the video below for more information.