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Complaint That Officer Used Excessive Force During Arrest In Wellington

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 10:04 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority investigated a complaint that excessive force was used on a youth following his arrest in Wellington on 12 January 2020. The incident took place after a car appeared to evade an alcohol checkpoint. The ... More >>

Police Shooting Of Armed Man In Waitara Justified

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 9:56 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in shooting a man when he pointed a firearm at an officer. Police were notified that the man had been involved in a domestic incident where he pointed what was suspected ... More >>

Actions Of AOS Officers Leading Up To Fatal Shooting Of Astin Hooper Unjustified

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 9:58 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, although two Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) officers were acting in self-defence when they fired at Astin Hooper immediately after he shot at them, their prior actions were not justified in the ... More >>

Use Of Police Dog Following Pursuit In Hamilton Not Justified

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 10:00 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of a Police dog to bite a young person (14 years old) following a pursuit was not justified in the circumstances. On 8 October 2019, the young person was staying at his friend’s ... More >>

Non-fatal Police Shooting On Motorway North Of Auckland Justified

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 9:55 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers were justified in firing shots at a male passenger in a car fleeing Police to avoid arrest on the Northern Motorway in October 2018. The man had fired a shotgun at Police multiple ... More >>

Unconscious Man In Manukau Cell

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 10:10 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that on 15 September 2019, Police in Manukau did not take appropriate actions to care for a man held in their custody who drifted in and out of consciousness for almost three hours before he was taken ... More >>

Arrest For Firearms Offence

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:55 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

Police arrested a man after receiving information that he had been in Auckland in possession of a military style semi-automatic firearm. The Independent Police Conduct Authority investigated the circumstances of the arrest after the man claimed Police ... More >>

Photographs Taken At Police Checkpoint Unlawful

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:56 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that although the initial stop at a checkpoint was lawful, at the point Police required a woman to pull over to the side of the road for intelligence gathering purposes she was arbitrarily, and ... More >>

Use Of Force During Bail Process In Hastings Unjustified

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 10:12 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found the use of force against a man during a bail process in Hastings was not justified. On 23 January 2020, a man was arrested for reckless driving in Hastings. He was uncooperative and showed ... More >>

AOS Commander Not Justified In Speeding To A Briefing

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 10:06 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) Commander was not justified in driving to Nelson above the road speed limit to attend an operation briefing. On the evening of 19 January 2020, Police in Nelson ... More >>

Use Of Force During Fatal Shooting Tauranga Justified

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 10:09 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in shooting Mr Anthony Fane following a pursuit, in which on five separate occasions he fired shots at four Armed Offender Squad (AOS) officers while driving in a highly ... More >>

Review Of Bullying And Culture Highlights Way Forward For Police

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 11:35 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In a new report released today, Bullying, Culture and Related Issues in New Zealand Police , the Authority finds significant elements of bullying in some workplaces, and a related negative culture. “ This negative culture did not permeate every ... More >>

Fatal Shooting Of Donald Ineson To Defend Others Legally Justified

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 10:10 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were legally justified in shooting at Donald Ineson, who had threatened his wife with a shotgun and hit one of the officers with his car as he fled his home. A bullet ... More >>

Fatal Shooting Of Graeme Warren Justified

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:54 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was legally justified in shooting Graeme Warren in Kurow on 5 December 2019, as he acted to defend both himself and another officer. Mr Warren’s adult son alerted Police that his ... More >>

Loss Of Consciousness In Christchurch Custody Suite

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:06 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers used reasonable force to restrain a man remanded in custody in the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct Custody Suite. While being restrained, the man lost ... More >>

Three Searches Undertaken By Police Following Mosque Attacks Found To Be Unlawful

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:19 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found three searches conducted by Police following the 15 March Mosque attacks were unlawful. Following the attacks, Police identified people of interest to national security and set up an operation aimed ... More >>

Police Failed In Their Duty Of Care To A Detainee Who Attempted Suicide

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 10:23 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police did not comply with policy and failed in their duty of care to a detainee who attempted suicide while in a Court cell. He lost consciousness and died several days later when his life ... More >>

Sergeant Behaved Inappropriately And Indecently Assaulted Woman During Car Journey

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 10:08 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a sergeant inappropriately touched a woman and used demeaning and sexualised language while driving her home from a work related conference in March 2018. The sergeant, who was a teacher at ... More >>

Police Acknowledge IPCA Findings

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 10:09 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

Police acknowledge the findings by the Independent Police Conduct Authority relating to allegations of sexual offending by a Police officer in the early 2000s. More >>

Triple fatality following Christchurch pursuit

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in deploying spikes following a pursuit in Christchurch. The driver swerved to avoid the spikes, lost control and crashed into a tree. The driver, Glen McAllister (16yrs), ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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