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.

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.

Victoria Police responses

Victoria Police provided two responses (linked below) to IBAC's Operation Ross special report.

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