Department of Corrective Services - fourth report - abuse of official power and authority

The ICAC conducted a major investigation into  the conduct of officers of the NSW Department of Corrective Services (DCS) and other persons in relation to the operation of that Department. Five investigation reports, each dealing with a separate aspect of this investigation were produced and made public between February 1998 and April 2000.

The fourth report on this investigation, made public in November 1999, dealt with the conduct of Leslie John Kelly, a DCS correctional officer, while he was Acting Governor of the Wollongong Periodic Detention Centre (WPDC), in particular his handling of complaints against other correctional officers, his attitude towards certain detainees and the maintenance of discipline within the WPDC. In this report the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Kelly and stated its opinion that consideration be given to his prosecution for specified offences and to the taking of disciplinary action against him with a view to his dismissal.

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