Chief Commissioner Shane Patton says police only learnt of the curfew a few hours before it was announced. More than 3000 fines have been issued for curfew breaches.
NOW | Chief Commissioner Shane Patton confirms police were NOT consulted about Melbourne's COVID-19 curfew. "I was never consulted. "We had never requested a curfew."
The police union says members are under-resourced and want help from the army. Chief Commissioner Shane Patton says that will NOT happen.
#BREAKING : A 32-year-old man has been arrested after attempting to flee from one of the locked-down housing towers i #Flemington this afternoon. @VictoriaPolice Chief Commissioner Shane Patton says the man bit a police officer. #COVID19Vic
"He made a number of utterances, in respect to dreams and voices… but also attributing his actions relative to concerns to treatment of Muslims” Victoria Police Acting ChiefCommissioner Shane Patton on what the man who ploughed into Melbourne pedestrians told officers.