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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 >>

Police Withdrawal Of Prosecution Concerning Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 11:53 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were unjustified in their decision to withdraw a charge against a man pertaining to a fatal motorcycle accident at Rotorua on 29 January 2019. At about 5.25pm, 57-year-old Tony Parahi ... More >>

Fatal Shooting Of Mr Fakalago In Newlands Justified

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 11:20 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers were justified in their decision to shoot at Mr Fakalago to save a woman’s life in Newlands on 7 June 2022. Police went to the address after receiving calls that a man had beaten ... More >>

Use Of Force During Arrest In South Auckland Justified

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 10:56 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using force to arrest a man wanted for robbing a taxi driver in Mangere earlier in the day. On the morning of 10 December 2022, two men threatened a taxi driver ... More >>

Non-fatal Shooting By Police In Kaiapoi Justified

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 10:39 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in shooting a man who confronted officers with a crowbar and knife at Kaiapoi on 25 June 2022. The man suffered serious injuries to his hands, chest, abdomen and legs ... More >>

Man Self-harms While In Police Custody

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 11:07 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Court-based officers unintentionally enabled a man to self-harm while in Police custody, when they unwittingly provided him an illicit drug. When the man was found in an unconscious state, medical attention ... More >>

Use Of Force On Man In Gisborne Justified

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 10:12 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers in Gisborne used reasonable force to arrest and restrain a man, after he assaulted an officer. On 27 May 2022, Police were called to a party at an address, outside Gisborne, where ... More >>

Police Investigation Of Fatal Crash Inadequate

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 10:02 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, while Police’s decision to charge a man for causing a crash that killed two people was justified, their subsequent decision to escalate the charges from ‘careless’ to ‘aggravated’ was not. ... More >>

Concerns About Accuracy Of Information Relied On For Police Vetting

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 10:52 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers who visited a man at his home on two occasions should have taken contemporaneous notes at the visits rather than after the event. The Police Vetting Service later relied on the ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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