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Police did not deliberately use pepper spray on 10-year-old

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 10:15 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Whakatane Police officer did not deliberately use pepper spray on a 10-year-old girl and her mother while they were seated in a car that had been stopped by Police. However, the officer’s ... More >>

Police disregard fleeing driver policy during pursuit

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 10:07 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers repeatedly disregarded both Police fleeing driver policy and the directions of the pursuit controller during a 20 minute pursuit in South Auckland on 13 August 2015. More >>

Police use of a Taser was disproportionate and unjustified

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 10:03 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More >>

Police justified in shooting Vaughan Te Moananui in Thames

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:16 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting Vaughan Te Moananui at his sister’s house in Thames at 4.37pm on Saturday, 2 May 2015. More >>

Police breached the rights of three people

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:03 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police seriously breached the rights of three people detained at the Greymouth Police Station following their arrests on 2 May 2015. More >>

Police actions justified in two fatal pursuits

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:21 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers involved in two pursuits in which teenagers lost their lives in January 2016 were justified in commencing pursuit and complied with law and Police policy throughout. More >>

Review finds wide variation in the use of pre-charge warning

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 9:59 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, while the practice of issuing pre-charge warnings to offenders has had a number of benefits, they are being used inconsistently and sometimes inappropriately. More >>

Police shooting of Pera Smiler justified

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 10:00 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting Pera Smiler in Wakefield Street, Upper Hutt on 8 September 2015, following an armed confrontation. More >>

Police shooting justified but officers’ actions criticised

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting David Cerven, a Slovakian national, in Myers Park, Auckland on 2 August 2015. However, the actions of the officers, in deciding to immediately ... More >>

Police pursuit justified but operation poorly planned

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 10:22 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in their initial pursuit of a BMW. However, due to the high risks involved, the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) officer in pursuit should have abandoned the pursuit at an ... More >>

IPCA finds Police unlawfully arrested Upper Hutt man

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:13 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police unlawfully arrested an innocent man at his home in Upper Hutt on 23 January 2015 after mistaking him for an offender they were seeking. More >>

Action Plan poorly written but not discriminatory - IPCA

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:09 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Counties Manukau CIB Action Plan relating to unlicenced drivers did not intend that Maori drivers be given preferential treatment. More >>

Police failures in response to missing person report

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:12 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police failed to follow policy and good practice when responding to a missing person notification in Hamilton regarding Nicholas Stevens, aged 21. More >>

Use of force justified in arresting a Hamilton man - IPCA

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:20 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found that Police were justified in using force to arrest a man outside a Hamilton nightclub. More >>

Condition of court cells a contributor in detainee's death

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:06 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Papakura Court cells fell well short of accepted minimum standards and that their condition was a contributing factor in the death of a detainee, Dwayne Walters. More >>

IPCA finds issues with resumption of fatal Police pursuit

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:08 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, while Police generally complied with policy when pursuing a driver who subsequently crashed, the second and third stages of the pursuit should not have occurred and ... More >>

IPCA finds Police closure of two parties justified

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 11:13 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police were justified in closing down two out of control parties at a Wellington Street address in Hamilton on 16 and 17 January 2015. More >>

IPCA finds Police investigation robust

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 10:43 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

IPCA finds Police investigation into school boys’ actions robust The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police’s investigation into a matter reportedly involving school-age students posting lewd photographs online was thorough and robust. ... More >>

Force used on detained 15 year old boy excessive

Friday, 22 January 2016, 9:30 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

Force used on detained 15 year old boy excessive and contrary to law – IPCA finds The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that force used by a Police officer on a boy while he was at Taupo Police station was excessive ... More >>

Initial investigation into Nathan Booker’s death inadequate

Monday, 21 December 2015, 10:13 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that the Police’s initial investigation into the death of Nathan Booker, a severely disabled 15 year old, was inadequate and did not comply with Police policy. More >>

 

 

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