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Police Fail In Their Duty Of Care To Allen Ball In Hāwera

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 9:52 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, on 31 May 2019, Hāwera Police officers failed to seek medical attention for Mr Ball, who died in a Police cell after being placed there while unresponsive. Mr Ball’s cause of death was ... More >>

Use Of Police Dog In Arrest Of Youths In Gisborne Justified

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 9:50 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a Police dog to arrest two youths in Gisborne on 10 February 2021. A car was stolen in Gisborne, and officers located it at the end of an isolated, dead-end road. ... More >>

Use Of Force On A Man In Central North Island Justified

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 9:51 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in using force to defend himself when he was accosted as he arrested a man in central North Island. The officer attended a house to arrest the man for breaching his electronic ... More >>

Arrest Of Man In Palmerston North Not Justified

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 9:55 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the arrest of a man for disorderly behaviour in Palmerston was not justified, and the man should not have been given a formal warning. The Authority also found that the way in which the officers ... More >>

Justified Search And Charging Decision In Whanganui

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 9:54 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in searching and charging a woman who had been arrested and taken into custody in Whanganui on 1 September 2020. During processing, a female officer searched the woman in accordance ... More >>

Unjustified Entry And Use Of Force During Search In Palmerston North

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 9:56 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of force on a youth (Mr Y) who had hidden in a ceiling cavity was unjustified as Police had no lawful authority to enter the Palmerston North property on 8 November 2020. Police went ... More >>

IPCA Release Thematic Review Of Policing In Small Communities

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 9:52 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has today released its review of policing in small communities, which makes 41 recommendations to Police. We undertook the review after several people in different ‘small communities’ (communities with ... More >>

Use Of Force On A Youth In Auckland Justified

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9:53 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in his use of force to detain a young woman who had absconded from hospital. The young woman had been admitted to hospital because of serious concerns ... More >>

Excessive Use Of Force In Waihi

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:02 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer used excessive force when he struck a man four times while trying to remove him from a patrol car in Waihi on 28 December 2019. The man failed a roadside alcohol breath test so was ... More >>

Police justified in use of dog to prevent man escaping

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 9:53 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in the use of a Police dog to arrest a man who tried to run from officers in Dunedin. More >>

IPCA - Co-ordinated Review Of Events Leading To Attack At New Lynn Countdown

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:23 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

IPCA, Office of the Inspectorate and IGIS to conduct a Coordinated Review of events leading up to the attack at New Lynn Countdown on 3 September 2021 The Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Office of the Inspectorate at the Department of Corrections, ... More >>

Use of force in Auckland unjustified

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 10:02 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in punching a man during his arrest in Auckland on the night of 7 March 2020. The intoxicated man was riding his bicycle with no lights on and was wearing ... More >>

Decision to fire shots at man in oncoming car justified

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9:54 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in deciding to fire three shots at a man who drove his car directly at him while trying to escape from Police in Auckland on 31 January 2019. At about 3.10pm, Police ... More >>

Police use of force in Waharoa arrest incident justified

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 9:52 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using force to restrain two women and a man after his arrest in Waharoa. On 11 September 2020, a man was arrested for assaulting a relative and damaging property in Waharoa. ... More >>

Police dog bite in Ōtāhuhu justified

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 9:57 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in using a Police dog to assist in the arrest of a high-risk offender in Ōtāhuhu on 28 May 2020. Police had reasonable grounds for believing the man might be armed. More >>

Police Pursuit Preceding Fatal Crash In Kaitaia Unjustified

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 10:05 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police should not have started pursuing a Mazda near Kaitaia in the early hours of 10 October 2020. The fleeing driver crashed the Mazda seconds after Police abandoned the pursuit. The fleeing ... More >>

Concerns About Police Enforcement Of Heavy Vehicle Towing Regulations And Auckland Motorway Contract

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that for the last eight years Police failed to properly monitor whether a consortium of heavy vehicle towing contractors, operating under a contract with Police for vehicle ... More >>

Force Following Pursuit In Auckland Unjustified

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 9:55 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the force used to remove a youth from a car following a pursuit was unjustified. In the early hours of 11 December 2018 three stolen cars were involved in a ram raid burglary in Te Atatū, ... More >>

Use Of Force On Youth In Wellington Justified

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 9:55 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in using force to restrain a youth after he resisted an arrest for disorderly behaviour. On 4 September 2020, a 14-year-old male was arrested for disorderly behaviour outside ... More >>

Use Of Force In Matamata Not Excessive

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 9:57 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers did not use excessive force on a man while in attendance at an address in Matamata. On 13 December 2019, two officers visited the address to serve a Court document. On arrival they found ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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