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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 >>

Use of a Taser on a mentally unwell man was unjustified

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:17 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a sergeant’s use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Auckland man, while he was in a small cubicle at Counties Manukau Police station, was contrary to policy, excessive and unjustified. More >>

Police use of a Taser on an Auckland man was unjustified

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a probationary constable’s use of a Taser on an Auckland man as he ran away from Police was contrary to policy and unjustified. More >>

Police investigation found to be sub-standard

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:23 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer’s investigation into a crash involving an off-duty officer fell short of the expected standard and was not sufficiently thorough and accurate. More >>

Police use of a Taser on a Greymouth man was unjustified

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 10:12 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police actions breached policy when a sergeant directed a probationary constable to Taser a Greymouth man. More >>

Unjustified risks taken during pursuit of fleeing driver

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police involved in a pursuit in Auckland did not comply with the Police fleeing driver policy and that their actions put the five occupants of the fleeing car, as well as other road users, in danger ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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