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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 >>

Fatal shooting of Christopher Brown in Porirua

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:57 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer’s action in firing once at Christopher Brown in Porirua on 26 February 2017 was lawful and proportionate in the circumstances. More >>

Police response to a 111 call reporting a suspicious driving

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:39 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers should have made further enquiries when dealing with an incident involving Tevita Filo on 6 January 2016, and that a Police dispatcher did not pass on all the available information. More >>

Fatal shooting of Michael Taylor at Paeroa

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:30 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Michael Taylor at Paeroa on 10 June 2016. More >>

Use of Taser at the Hamilton District Court not justified

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:56 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in using a Taser on a prisoner on 26 January 2017, because the prisoner was not directly assaulting or threatening him or others at the time. However, Police ... More >>

Death of a young woman following a Police pursuit in Porirua

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:16 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing vehicle, which subsequently crashed, was justified in commencing the pursuit and the pursuit was generally conducted in accordance with policy. The front-seat ... More >>

Wellington waterfront pursuit put public at unjustified risk

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:13 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing driver along the Wellington waterfront put the public at unnecessary and unjustified risk. More >>

 

 

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