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Media Release - Operation Kurumba Supplementary Report

NSW Police Force conflict of interest declarations should also include any perceived or potential conflicts, according to a new Law Enforcement Conduct Commission report tabled today. 

The new report known as the Operation Kurumba Supplementary Report extended the Commission’s March 2022 investigation into former police commissioner Mick Fuller’s ownership of racehorses.

The Commission noted senior NSW police officers’ ownership of racehorses gave rise to a declarable perceived or potential conflict of interest.

An officer’s declaration of a conflict of interest is not an admission of wrongdoing and the disclosure process formed an important part of a transparent system, the new report noted.

Mr Fuller should have completed declarations of potential and perceived conflicts of interest which disclosed his ownership of racehorses, the Commission’s report concluded.

The Commission’s new report has also withdrawn critical comments made of the media which were included in its Operation Kurumba publication of March 2022.

The investigation was extended after the LECC Inspector raised concerns about an earlier Commission report’s findings.

The Commission’s extension of the Operation Kurumba investigation and its supplementary report can be found here and an updated version of the Commission’s March 2022 report can be found here.

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