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Unjustified Use Of Force In Christchurch

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 11:11 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer’s use of his dog was excessive, when arresting a woman in Christchurch on 13 February 2021. The woman and a man were wanted for a series of burglaries across the South ... More >>

Officer’s Decision To Taser Man Three Times In Court Custody Unjustified

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 10:30 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in tasering a man detained in the Tauranga District Court cells three times in February 2019. The officer was charged with assault with a weapon ... More >>

Use Of Force In Counties Manukau Custody Unit Not Justified

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 10:17 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police failed to investigate a complaint from a man that he had been assaulted while a detainee in the Counties Manukau Custody Unit. When the man returned to the Custody Unit two ... More >>

Police Use Of Firearm And Tasers In Busy Whangārei Shopping Centre Carpark Unjustified

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 12:49 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers should not have used a firearm and Tasers during a poorly planned and executed attempt to arrest a wanted man. On the afternoon of 3 March 2022, Police attempted to arrest ... More >>

Use Of Force On Youth In Auckland Justified

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 10:14 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using force to arrest a youth during a foot chase in Auckland in May 2022. During the arrest, the youth sustained injuries to his face and to two vertebrae in his ... More >>

Parliament Protest Review Update

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 3:04 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority’s inquiry into the Police operations during the protest at, and occupation of Parliament grounds in February - March 2022 is drawing to a close. The Authority received nearly 2,000 complaints regarding Police ... More >>

Use Of Dog To Arrest Car Thieves In New Plymouth Justified

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 10:02 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler’s decision to command his dog to restrain two young people while arresting them for attempting to steal a car was a justified, necessary and proportionate response in ... More >>

Use Of Force To Detail A Mentally Unwell Woman In Rural Taranaki Justified

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 10:02 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using force to detain a woman in rural Taranaki on 18 April 2021. Two officers were called out to the rural town at about 5.30am after residents expressed welfare concerns ... More >>

Police Management Of Fraud Complaints Inadequate

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 12:17 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found major deficiencies in the way in which Police are responding to fraud complaints, which potentially undermines trust and confidence in not only NZ Police but the criminal ... More >>

Police Responded Appropriately To 111 Calls In Bay Of Plenty

Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 10:06 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police responded appropriately to five 111 calls made by a woman in rural Bay of Plenty. On 24 December 2020, the woman made five 111 calls over a short period. She raised concerns about the welfare ... More >>

Police Trespass Into Private Home

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 11:00 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police unlawfully entered a Bay of Plenty home on 2 November 2020. Following an encounter with Ms X, a woman asked Police to serve Ms X with a trespass notice. Three officers went to Ms X’s ... More >>

Police Shooting In Tangowahine Justified

Tuesday, 18 October 2022, 9:44 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting at a man who shot at officers and a Police dog in Tangowahine, a rural area near Dargaville, on 1 December 2020. The man was wanted by Police and ... More >>

IPCA PUBLIC REPORT - Use Of Force In Hastings Not Justified

Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 9:50 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police used excessive force when they arrested a man, who had earlier run from a suspicious car that contained a rifle, after it was stopped in Hastings on 18 January 2021. A Police dog handler ... More >>

IPCA MEDIA STATEMENT - Police Shooting In Te Teko

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 9:49 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer who fired nine shots at a man in Te Teko on 27 May 2020, was justified in firing some, but not all of the shots. Mr X applied for compassionate leave from Waikeria Prison to attend a ... More >>

Force Justified To Prevent Man’s Escape In Inglewood

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 11:03 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a range of tactics, including Tasers, to arrest a man who was trying to escape in Inglewood on 21 May 2020. The man complained to the Authority about the level ... More >>

Pursuit In Whangārei Where Driver Shoots At Police

Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 10:00 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  On 2 September 2020, Police pursued a car where the driver shot at pursuing officers. The pursuit was abandoned but recommenced after the fleeing driver’s car had been spiked. We found that the recommencement of the pursuit was justified, ... More >>

Force Used During Arrest By A Rotorua Dog Handler Justified

Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 1:54 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a Police dog to arrest a man between Rotorua and Taupō on 24 April 2021. Police observed a car being driven in the Rotorua region that had been stolen the ... More >>

Off-duty Police Officer Punches Youth Whole Stole Cigarettes

Thursday, 15 September 2022, 10:11 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an off-duty Police Officer used excessive force when apprehending a 14-year-old boy whom he caught stealing from his North Auckland property in July 2019. The officer was at his home address ... More >>

Kick To Man’s Head Unjustified

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:20 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not justified in kicking a man’s head while arresting him in Christchurch on 2 March 2021. Police were called to the man’s townhouse in Madras Street by neighbours because the man ... More >>

Unclear Expectations On Supervisors While Off-duty Puts Police Reputation At Risk

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 10:05 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police need to establish clear supervision expectations for supervisors if they are expected to manage officers’ behaviour while off-duty. The Authority independently investigated or oversaw the ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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