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Use Of Police Dog In Tauranga Justified

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 12:10 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In Tauranga on 18 April 2023, a man stole his ex-partner’s car and abducted their 8-month-old child, in breach of a Protection Order. The man fled from Police when they attempted to stop him. On 19 April, the man arranged to meet his ex-partner ... More >>

IPCA PUBLIC REPORT - Officer Uses His Vehicle As A 'Weapon Of Opportunity'

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 10:05 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

We found that the use of a weapon of opportunity, in these specific circumstances, was justified under section 48 of the Crimes Act 1961. More >>

Use Of Force On Man In Palmerston North Justified

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 10:28 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

On 4 April 2023, Mr X was released on electronic monitoring bail from Manawatu Prison. Two days later, on 6 April 2023, Mr X cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and absconded from his bail address in Bulls. That same day a warrant to arrest Mr ... More >>

Inadequate Investigation Into An Alleged Sexual Assault

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 10:13 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found a man was inappropriately charged with a serious sexual assault arising from events in Auckland in October 2019, as a result of an inadequate Police investigation. More >>

Two Men Die In Crash While Fleeing Police In Wellington

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 10:16 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers at Wellington were not responsible for a car crash that resulted in the deaths of two men, notwithstanding breaches of Police policy during the incident. More >>

Use Of Police Dog In Auckland Not Justified

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 10:32 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Authority has found that the dog handler did not have reasonable grounds to conclude that the driver was attempting to escape, and using the dog to apprehend her was not justified. More >>

IPCA PUBLIC REPORT - Use Of Force At End Of Pursuit In South Auckland Not Justified

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the force used by two officers was unjustified following a pursuit on 1 September 2022. More >>

IPCA Investigation Into Police Response To Farzana Yaqubi’s Online Report Prior To Her Murder

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 10:16 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority have completed their independent investigation into how Police responded to Ms Farzana Yaqubi’s online reports that a man was threatening, stalking, and harassing her. On 19 December 2022, almost eight weeks ... More >>

Death Of Mr Z In Police Custody In Auckland

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 12:03 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that it was appropriate for the arresting officers to take the man to the custody unit first, to be assessed by ambulance staff there. Police did not breach the People in Police Custody policy or their overarching ... More >>

IPCA PUBLIC REPORT - Fatal Shooting Of Mr Witika In Auckland Justified

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 10:15 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers were justified in shooting Mr Witika outside his burning house in Glen Eden. On the morning of 29 November 2021, Police received reports of a house fire where gunshots had been heard ... More >>

Arrests And Use Of Force In Hamilton Unlawful

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 10:16 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers in Hamilton acted unlawfully in arresting a man in a Hamilton carpark on 10 June 2022. Three on-duty officers and one off-duty officer used force to handcuff a man after arresting ... More >>

29 FEBRUARY 2024 IPCA PUBLIC REPORT - Non-fatal Shooting In Stratford Justified

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:59 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in deciding to shoot at an armed man during a siege in Stratford in March 2023. On the evening of 27 March 2023, a man (Mr X) Police were seeking to arrest was involved ... More >>

Summary Of Findings – Complaints From Parliament Protest 2022

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 12:15 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

On 20 April 2023, the Independent Police Conduct Authority published ‘The Review: Policing of the Protest and Occupation at Parliament 2022’. In that report we outlined that we received 1,905 complaints relating to the protest. Of those we determined ... More >>

Wellington Witness Arrested For Obstruction

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 11:11 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in arresting a woman for obstruction and resisting arrest, in Wellington on Friday, 14 October 2022. Officers used low-level force on the woman following her arrest, ... More >>

Officer Used Unjustified And Excessive Force At Rotorua

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:26 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police used unjustified and excessive force when arresting a man at Rotorua on 13 September 2021. Two officers, one being Officer A, observed a car being driven erratically and decided to stop ... More >>

Police Officers Unlawfully Entered Canterbury Property

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:43 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police unlawfully entered a man’s private property to serve Family Court documents on the Court’s behalf. On 18 December 2020, two Police officers entered the property to serve the documents ... More >>

Force Used Upon A Young Person At Taupō Not Justified

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:29 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer at Taupō (Officer A) used unjustified and unnecessary force during the arrest of a 17-year-old female (Ms Z). During the late afternoon on 5 November 2020, officers attended a vehicle ... More >>

Use Of Police Dog To Arrest A Young Person In Te Awamutu Justified

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:02 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler’s decision to use his dog to apprehend a 12-year-old male was justified. At about 1:30am on 4 January 2023, Police responded to an alarm activation at a pharmacy in Te Awamutu. ... More >>

Non-fatal Shooting By Police In Auckland Justified

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 9:54 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting at a man who held three civilian drivers at gunpoint and hijacked their cars, while trying to avoid arrest. The man surrendered after the second officer’s ... More >>

Police Justified In Using Sponge Rounds In Self-defence During Arrest In Invercargill

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:33 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in shooting a man twice with a sponge round. On 18 July 2022 the Armed Offender Squad (AOS) carried out an operation to arrest and search the property of a man, after ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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