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Use Of Police Dog In Whangārei Justified

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:03 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer in Northland was justified in using a Police dog to stop a man trying to avoid arrest. A man failed to stop at an alcohol checkpoint, requiring an officer to have to take evasive action ... More >>

Complaint About Force Used In Christchurch Custody Suite Partially Upheld

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 10:00 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers were justified in using reasonable force to transfer a man between cells when he refused to cooperate and became aggressive. However, some of the force used was excessive and the man ... More >>

Unlawful Arrest And Dog Bite Of Youth For Breach Of Bail

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 10:39 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not legally justified in arresting a youth for breaching a bail condition in Porirua on 4 October 2020. The officer neglected to consider the youth’s age, which meant ... More >>

Police Justified In Use Of Dog To Prevent Man From Attempting To Escape

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:27 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer in Northland was justified in using a Police dog to stop a man trying to avoid arrest. Police attempted to stop a car that had been driving at 150kph. At one point the driver ... More >>

Officer Assaults Man During Unlawful Arrest In Tauranga

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 10:22 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not justified in arresting a man who was seen urinating on a roller door in the Tauranga CBD, and therefore all subsequent uses of force by that officer were unlawful. In ... More >>

Excessive Use Of Force During Arrest Of Youth In Tauranga

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 10:21 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s use of force when arresting a 14-year-old boy in March 2019 was unjustified. While the arrest was lawful, it was undesirable and could have been avoided. Two officers responded ... More >>

Use Of Force In Arrest Of Christchurch Youth Justified

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 9:57 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

On 8 November 2020, Police were justified in using force to effect the arrest of a youth for a suspected family harm incident and breaching a protection order in Christchurch. In confronting him, Police were aware that the youth had threatened ... More >>

Police Mishandled Arrest Of Youth On Auckland Motorway Causing Injury

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:20 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer in Auckland used force that was unjustified and excessive during the arrest of a 14-year-old male (Mr X). In the early morning of 29 March 2021, after the driver of a car failed to ... More >>

Officer Failed To Properly Deal With An Allegation Of Theft Against Another Officer

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:34 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, when an allegation of theft by a Police Officer was notified to the Police Professional Conduct office around October 2018, an officer failed to make an official record, follow due process, or ... More >>

Gisborne Police Response To Family Harm Episodes Inadequate

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 10:05 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found the Police response was inadequate when they dealt with two family harm episodes, involving a man and his partner, at a property in Gisborne on 1 and 5 January 2020. On 1 January a woman ... More >>

Use Of Force During Arrest In Auckland Unjustified

Friday, 1 April 2022, 7:01 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer used excessive force during the arrest of a man in Auckland on 21 June 2020. The Authority completed its investigation into this incident in March 2021 but delayed the release of its public ... More >>

IPCA To Conduct Investigation/review Of Policing Of The Occupation And Protest At Parliament (“the Protest”)

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 4:10 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  To date the Authority has received nearly 1900 complaints as a result of the Protest during February and March 2022. Many complaints are from individuals who were not present at the Protest but are concerned about Police actions or inactions. ... More >>

Fatal Shooting By Police In Hamilton Justified But Significant Failures In Firearms Licensing Procedures

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The shooting of Mr Joel Buckley by Police on 14 July 2021 The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers were legally justified in shooting a man, Joel Buckley, in Hamilton on 14 July 2021 in self-defence. On 9 July 2021, ... More >>

Use Of Force During Arrest And Detention In Masterton

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 10:01 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

On 27 December 2019, Police arrested a man for obstruction in Masterton. The man was aggressive and was pepper sprayed by the arresting officer. Following his arrest, the man spat at another officer, challenging him to fight. The officer took the man ... More >>

Police Accept And Acknowledge The IPCA Review Into The Investigation Of The Shargin Stephen’s Death

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 10:05 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

Superintendent Andy McGregor, Bay of Plenty District Commander: Police accepts and acknowledges the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) findings into the review of the earlier investigation into Shargin Stephens' death. Mr Stephens died after ... More >>

Fatal Police Shooting Of Shargin Stephens In Rotorua

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 9:59 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  On 6 July 2017, the Independent Police Conduct Authority published a report on its independent investigation into Police’s fatal shooting of Shargin Stephens, which occurred on 14 July 2016 in Rotorua. The investigation found that ... More >>

Unlawful Arrest In Rotorua

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 10:07 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found Police unlawfully arrested a man for disorderly behaviour in Rotorua on 18 November 2019. Officers had seen the man riding his bicycle without a helmet and stopped to talk to him. The man became ... More >>

Unjustified Arrest For Obstruction In Wellington

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 10:38 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were not justified in arresting a man for obstruction in Wellington on 27 February 2021. Two Police officers were walking to attend a large fight in Wellington when a man walked about ... More >>

Use Of Police Dog Following Pursuit In Greymouth Not Justified

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 10:04 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of a Police dog to apprehend a man following a pursuit was not justified. On 29 May 2020, a member of the public approached an officer who was parked outside a school and reported ... More >>

Independent Police Conduct Authority Advises Of A Security Breach And Privacy Breach

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 10:42 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

On Friday 3 December 2021, a staff member reported that they believed they had lost a non-password protected USB stick containing complainant and Police information. Investigations between 3 December 2021 and now established that the USB stick is ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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