We can investigate complaints of corruption and police misconduct across the Victorian public sector, including Victoria Police. By law, we must prioritise serious or systemic corruption for investigation.
Operation Wingan was an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) into the conduct of Victoria Police officers during the apprehension of a person (Person A) at Epping, Victoria on 13 September 2020.
IBAC may investigate police personnel conduct in response to a complaint or a notiﬁcation from Victoria Police, or on its 'own motion'. IBAC decided to investigate the conduct after receiving a complaint from a member of the public about the way police treated Person A.
This special report is an opportunity to increase transparency and accountability around Victoria Police’s responses to IBAC recommendations and signals IBAC's intention to report on them on a regular basis.
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission's (IBAC) vision is for a public sector and police that acts with integrity for all Victorians.
IBAC recognises the challenges faced by people making a complaint to IBAC, whether these challenges arise from social, economic, or cultural factors, or the perennial challenge of speaking out.
This Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) annual report describes operational and financial performance, achievements and work undertaken in 2022/23 to prevent and expose public sector corruption and police misconduct.