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Investigation reports from 2019

Operation Tusket

Operation Tusket – an investigation commenced by the Commission in 2017 regarding the NSW Police Force’s (NSWPF) administration of the NSW Child Protection Register.

Operation Trieste

Operation Trieste - an investigation into whether two NSWPF officers engaged in serious misconduct during a traffic stop of two women (Ms Y) and (Mrs R) on 20 April 2019. The Commission found that both officers engaged in serious misconduct during the relevant traffic stop in that they breached s 7 of the Police Act 1990, breached the NSWPF Code of Conduct and Ethics and breached the provisions of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (LEPRA) and should be considered for disciplinary action.

Operation Mindo

Operation Mindo - an investigation into whether a NSWPF officer, Officer A, was involved in migration fraud through his migration business, and whether he was falsifying residency and visa records.

Operation Asinara

Operation Asinara - an investigation by the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) into the conduct of a sergeant at a country police station (Officer 1) regarding an alleged ‘tip off’ to a suspect before the execution of a search warrant, and allegations of possible historical involvement in drug supply by the officer. The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission took over the investigation when the PIC was abolished in July 2017.

Operation Taupo

Operation Taupo - an investigation into whether a NSWPF officer was providing confidential information, including criminal history checks, to the president of an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) and was receiving payments for providing such information.

Operation Ramberg

Operation Ramberg – an investigation into whether a NSWPF officer in regional NSW engaged in serious misconduct as a police officer and in respect of his personal financial dealings.

Operation Carlow

Operation Carlow – an investigation into whether a NSWPF officer was involved in the use and/or sale of illegal drugs and associated with persons who were known to be or suspected of being involved in the distribution of illegal drugs or had been convicted of criminal offences. During the course of investigating these complaints, the Commission ascertained that, in an unrelated matter, a NSWPF officer had given false evidence in proceedings in the Magistrates Court of the Australian Capital Territory (‘ACT’).

Operation Chivero

Operation Chivero - an investigation into whether NSWPF officer(s) engaged in serious misconduct by using excessive force in the arrest of a civilian and recklessness in investigating the civilian’s complaint.

Operation Rozzano

Operation Rozzano - an investigation into the conduct of the NSWPF investigation into a complaint made by a civilian regarding the NSWPF Highway Patrol unit.

Operation Kariba

Operation Kariba - an investigation into whether two NSWPF officers engaged in serious misconduct when they detained an intoxicated civilian in Burwood and later abandoned him on the side of a road in Chullora

Operation Errigal

Operation Errigal - an investigation into whether a NSWPF Commander and associated NSWPF officers engaged in serious misconduct as a result of their personal relationships.

Operation Cusco

Operation Cusco - an investigation into whether the arrest and charging of a male person by New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) officers in Condobolin in May 2014 and the withdrawal of charges in February and March 2015; and the enforcement by NSWPF officers of bail granted to the individual in May and July 2014, was or concerned serious misconduct and/or unlawful, unreasonable, unjust or oppressive conduct or arose, wholly or in part from a mistake of fact or law.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we work, and recognises their continuing connection to the lands and waters of NSW. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures, and the Elders past and present.