Victoria Police Corruption Investigation

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A senior Victoria Police officer is under investigation by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog over allegations that he “exploited and abused” his position.

Next week, the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) will hold public hearings into the allegations as part of an investigation known as Operation Bredbo.

Allegations of misconduct against the unnamed officer include misusing police information, engaging in inappropriate relationships, and using his position to improperly influence those involved in business disputes and civil litigation.

Commissioner Robert Redlich said oversight of Victoria Police is one of IBAC’s most important functions.

“Victorian communities place great trust in Victoria Police and rightly expect police officers to carry out their duties and exercise their significant powers fairly, impartially and in accordance with the law,” said Mr. Redlich.

Victoria Police have been contacted for comment.

-AAP

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