Ron Iddles under investigation, police chief confirms

Ron Iddles. Picture: Simon Schluter
Ron Iddles. Picture: Simon Schluter

Highly-respected former homicide detective Ron Iddles is being investigated by professional standards following a complaint.

Police chief Graham Ashton confirmed the news with Neil Mitchell on Thursday.

The complaint relates to the investigation surrounding convicted police killer Jason Roberts.

Mr Iddles, who grew up on a dairy farm in Rochester, maintains his belief that Roberts did not murder Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller with Bandali Debs in 1998.

“There is a complaint,” Mr Ashton said on 3AW Mornings.

“I can’t say who put in the complaint, but a complaint has been lodged.”

LISTEN: Click PLAY below to hear the interview on 3AW Mornings

Mr Ashton said it related to the “manner of how the investigation” was conducted.

Mr Iddles currently holds a government role.