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Victoria’s ‘staggering’ record: 82 cops charged with family violence in five years, but only one found guilty


Dozens of Victoria Police officers were charged with family violence offences in the five years to 2019 but only one was found guilty and none had convictions recorded.

Documents obtained by ABC News under Freedom of Information show Victoria Police brought family violence charges against 82 officers between 2015 and 2019, with more than twice as many charged in 2019 than in 2015.

The charges, against 68 male officers and 14 female officers, ranged from contravening family violence intervention orders and recklessly causing injury, to rape, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and making threats to kill.

Of those 82 officers, 10 senior constables and senior sergeants went on to appear in court, nine of whom had their charges withdrawn…



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