Former Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton says he “can sleep at night” despite his handling of the Lawyer X saga coming under criticism in the long-awaited final report of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants.
- Mr Ashton was singled out for criticism in Commissioner Margaret McMurdo’s report
- Mr Ashton first found out Nicola Gobbo was acting as a police informant more than 10 years ago
- Ms McMurdo said his decision to not investigate further was a “lost opportunity”
Mr Ashton served as chief commissioner of Victoria Police from 2015 until he retired from the top job earlier this year.
But the royal commission heard Mr Ashton knew criminal barrister Nicola Gobbo was a police informer as early as…