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Investigation reports from 2020

Inquiry into NSW Police Force strip search practices

A report outlining the work of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission in investigating, oversighting and analysing the strip search practices of the NSW Police Force since 2018. The report also highlights the work undertaken by the NSW Police Force to address the Commission’s concerns and enhance their policies, practices and the training provided to police officers.

Operation Coolum

Operation Coolum arose from a complaint referred to the Commission by the NSW Police Force. The complaint concerned an allegation by a junior police officer that in 2019, she was sexually harassed at home by her commanding officer.

Operation Shorewood

LECC Review of NSWPF management of workplace bullying and harassment Operation Shorewood involved a review of workplace equity matters that were investigated between 2017 and 2018.

Operation Tutoko

Investigation of NSWPF officer involved in systemic theft from Coles supermarket The investigation found that a NSW Police Force officer with 18 years of policing experience operated in collaboration with his younger niece to steal from the Coles supermarket where the niece was employed.

Operation Tabarca

An investigation into allegations made by a number of complainants against a NSWPF Commander of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace between 2013 and 2019.

Operation Karuka

An investigation into two strip searches of a handcuffed Aboriginal male in a Sydney police station in June 2017.

Operation Sandbridge

An investigation into the arrest and strip search of a 53 year old male in inner Sydney in March 2015 and subsequent unsuccessful prosecution of him for hindering police in the execution of their duty.

Operation Mainz

An investigation into the police strip search a 16 year old Aboriginal boy in the street of a large regional town and later in the vehicle dock of the local police station in November 2018.

Operation Gennaker

An investigation into the police strip search of 3 teenage boys at an under 18s music festival in February 2019.

Operation Brugge

An investigation into the police strip search of a 16 year old girl at a Byron Bay music festival in August 2018.

Review of Strip Search SOPs

This report forms a part of the Commission’s ongoing inquiry into police strip search practices, reviewing the NSW Police Force’s Standard Operating Procedures for strip searches conducted in custody.

Operation Tepito

An interim report on the investigation into the NSW Police Force’s formulation and use of the Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP) on children and young people.

Operation Cusco

An Investigation into the conduct of multiple bail checks on an accused person in the Newcastle City Local Area Command.

Operation Dukono

An investigation into unlawful person and vehicle searches conducted by NSWPF officers in the car park of the Mannus Correctional Centre between September 2016 and February 2018.

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.