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.
Note: Operation Ross information and documents are unavailable while the matter is before the courts.
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.
IBAC publishes the responses of public sector agencies, including Victoria Police, to IBAC recommendations following investigations to inform the community about the actions agencies have advised they are taking, and to share learnings to help other public sector agencies to improve their systems and practices to prevent corruption.
Victoria Police’s progress report in response to IBAC’s Operation Ross Special Report, July 2018
Media please note: A suppression order is in place in relation to some matters concerning Operation Ross. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IBAC has requested further advice from Victoria Police on some of the actions being implemented, and will publish this further report upon receipt.