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Police officer fires at stolen Police car in Murupara

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 11:21 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in shooting at a stolen Police car in Murupara on 17 October 2017. More >>

Collaborative review of fleeing driver events [15/3/19]

Monday, 1 April 2019, 3:52 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

Embedding a risk-averse mind-set in Police staff is one of the keys to the safe management of fleeing driver events, says Judge Colin Doherty, Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority. More >>

Self-harm attempted at Auckland custody unit

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 11:09 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police generally complied with policy when a man was taken into custody and while there attempted to harm himself in December 2017. More >>

Triple fatality in Nelson involving a fleeing driver

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 12:48 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers were justified in pursuing a vehicle believed to contain a wanted offender on 11 March 2018. The pursuit ended when the fleeing driver overtook a truck, colliding with an oncoming ... More >>

Allegation of historical wrongdoing by Police officers

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 12:46 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into a complaint made in October 2018 that in 1989 a Police officer led a raid at a property and planted drugs after the occupant of the property had witnessed corrupt and illegal acts by several Police ... More >>

Road spikes wrongly deployed causing injury

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 11:35 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that while the use of road spikes was an appropriate tactical option, an officer should not have deployed them to stop a fleeing driver near Puhoi on 28 February 2018. The officer deployed the road spikes ... More >>

Report: complaints about Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:33 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

1. The Authority has received three complaints concerning the behaviour of Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha. More >>

Flawed Police investigation

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:30 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police investigation into inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student in Gisborne in 2014 was deficient in several respects. More >>

Continued use of Taser during arrest was unjustified

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:14 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a Taser and two Police dogs to subdue a man before arresting him in Kawhia on 13 July 2017. However, the Authority also found that additional discharges of ... More >>

Self-harm in Counties Manukau Police District Custody unit

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:51 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has completed its investigation into two self-harm incidents, involving the same female prisoner, at the Counties Manukau Police District Custody Unit (DCU) in October and November 2017. The Authority found ... More >>

Police detention was unlawful but reasonable

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 12:39 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that while Police acted unlawfully in October 2017 when they detained a Queenstown man for a mental health assessment, their actions were reasonable in the circumstances. More >>

Police dog bite following Police pursuit in Paeroa excessive

Friday, 2 November 2018, 8:52 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the deployment of a Police dog to apprehend a female passenger was an excessive use of force. The female received substantial injuries to her right arm and was hospitalised for three days. More >>

Non-fatal Police shooting in Nelson justified

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:11 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer had legal justification to fire his rifle at a man during an incident in Nelson on 7 July 2017. More >>

Police response to the actions of Quinn Patterson lawful

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 10:12 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers acted appropriately when firing at Quinn Patterson at a property near Whangārei on 26 July 2017. Mr Patterson had earlier shot three civilians, and was firing at Police. More >>

Serious failings in Police response

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:05 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the tactical decision-making and control and command exercised by Police in response to shots fired near Kawerau on 9 March 2016 was highly flawed and placed Police officers at risk. The Authority ... More >>

Use of pepper spray in Police cell unlawful

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 10:02 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer’s use of pepper spray in a Police cell was unjustified and unlawful. More >>

Detention of person by Police for a mental health assessment

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 10:04 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a person detained by Police for a mental health assessment should have been constantly monitored while in Police custody until he was able to be assessed by a mental health professional. More >>

Police use of force during arrest in Ashburton unjustified

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 10:15 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police used excessive force following an arrest in Ashburton on Friday 21 July 2017. More >>

Police use of force during arrest in Henderson

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:09 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in his use of a Taser when arresting a member of the public on 4 March 2017. The arrest took place after the Police officer saw a man on a motorcycle ride ... More >>

Complaint about the Police use of vehicle checkpoint

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 11:59 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were not justified in stopping vehicles at a vehicle checkpoint to identify individuals who had attended an “Exit International” meeting in Lower Hutt on 2 October 2016. More >>

 

 

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