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The curved roof of Southern Cross Station, with a small crowd waiting for the next train. Photo by Nao Takabayashi on Unsplash
Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 Transit Protective Services Officers - An exploration of corruption and misconduct risks
Since 2011, transit Protective Services Officers (PSOs) have been employed by Victoria Police to patrol metropolitan and major regional railway stations. Their functions include maintaining a visible presence on train stations and surrounding areas, engaging with the community and fostering a sense of safety. They exercise a range of powers including the power to arrest and detain people, to request personal information, and to search people and property.
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Wednesday 30 Nov 2016 Allegations of excessive use of force by police
This summary highlights IBAC’s review of two Victoria Police investigations into allegations of assault or excessive use of force by police officers against members of the public.
A CCTV camera. Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash
Wednesday 30 Nov 2016 Operation Ross
In March 2015 the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) received closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage from Victoria Police showing the alleged mistreatment of a woman in custody in the cells of the Ballarat Police Station. IBAC subsequently commenced an own motion investigation named Operation Ross.
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Monday 26 Sep 2016 Audit of Victoria Police complaints handling systems at regional level
Police hold significant powers to enable them to enforce the law. These powers include the ability to detain, search, arrest, use force, enter private premises and seize property. One way police can be held accountable for how they exercise these and other powers is through an effective complaints handling system.
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Thursday 26 May 2016 Operation Blyth
Operation Blyth investigated allegations that a vulnerable woman had been assaulted and mistreated while in the custody of Victoria Police members at an outer Melbourne station.
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Sunday 15 May 2016 Operation Darby
This report outlines an investigation into Mr Nassir Bare's complaint against Victoria Police.