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Six South Australian police officers arrested as a result of investigation headed by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.
The Anti-Corruption Branch of South Australia Police (SAPOL), as required under the Directions and Guidelines published by the Commissioner, reported to the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) a matter suspected to be corruption in public administration.
In accordance with the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (the ICAC Act), the Commissioner decided that he would head the investigation. He also decided the investigation should be carried out jointly with the Anti-Corruption Branch of SAPOL.
The result of this investigation is that this morning six police officers have been arrested and are facing charges relating to the theft of a number of items.
Both the Commissioner and his Director of Operations, Grant Moyle, were present when the operation commenced at 5am this morning.
As required under the ICAC Act, this investigation, like all ICAC investigations has been conducted in private and on a need-to-know basis.
The Commissioner has praised the work of the Anti-Corruption Branch and the collaboration between both offices.
As this investigation is ongoing, the Commissioner will make no further comment in relation to operational matters.
The publication of this information has been authorised by the Commissioner under section 56 of the ICAC Act.