IBAC charges Victoria Police senior constable with assault

Victoria’s independent police oversight body, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), has charged a Victoria Police officer with assault following an IBAC investigation into an incident at Preston in February 2016. The charges relate to an IBAC investigation, Operation Boyne, into allegations of excessive use of force during the arrest of a man.

The officer, a senior constable, has been charged with two counts of common law assault.

The first court appearance will be at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on 10 April 2019.

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