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COVID-19 Investigation Task Force Protect

20 Nov 2020 5:40pm

South Australia Police has established a special criminal investigation task force comprised of senior detectives being led by Assistant Commissioner Crime Service Peter Harvey.

This special investigation team will be known as Task Force Protect.  This task force will investigate any alleged criminal actions by any person in the lead up to; and post the advice provided to SA Health prior to the recent COVID-19 lockdown which commenced on Thursday 19 November.

Assistant Commissioner Peter Harvey said an experienced team of investigators and intelligence analysts from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch have been immediately deployed to undertake this task.

“It is important that this investigation is a fair, precise and timely”, he said.

The Commissioner has announced that the task force will comprise of about 20 personnel containing some of the State's most experienced detectives.