According to The Age:
Victoria Police spent $60 million on legal expenses in the past financial year – more than twice the previous year and similar to what the force paid to maintain its entire fleet of vehicles and helicopters.
The blowout represents a 400 per cent increase in legal costs incurred by the force since 2015, when Graham Ashton was first appointed chief commissioner.
Also from the report:
The legal costs are contained within the Victoria Police 2019-20 annual report, which also reveals that 81 per cent of the community had confidence in the integrity of the force, a figure that fell below its own target of 87 per cent.
We can only imagine how low that number has sunk now.