Victoria Police officer convicted following IBAC investigation Operation Ithaca


A former Victoria Police Sergeant, Robert Beckingham, was convicted and sentenced today at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to a $7,500 fine after pleading guilty to a charge of unauthorised access to police information contained on the LEAP database that related to nine different persons.

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, IBAC, charged Mr Beckingham with a number of offences in May 2018 following IBAC’s investigation, Operation Ithaca, into allegations of police personnel misconduct.

Independent oversight of Victoria Police is among IBAC’s most important functions. In 2018/19, 62 per cent of the allegations assessed by IBAC related to Victoria Police.

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