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Authority endorses Police in first use of ‘sponge round’

22 June 2015 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority investigation has endorsed the way in which the Police used a new tactical option, known as a ‘sponge round’, when they were faced with apprehending an aggressive and threatening man. More>>

Rotorua Police pursuit complied with policy – IPCA finds

11 June 2015 - In a report released today the Independent Police Conduct Authority found that Rotorua Police officers involved in a pursuit, in order to apprehend three dangerous and threatening men, followed Police policy and were justified in their actions. More>>

Authority releases report on Police use of force against two men in Putaruru

11 June 2015 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has released its report on the Police use of force against two men in Putaruru and found that the officers were justified in their actions during the arrests. More>>

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has released its report on the Police use of force against two men in Putaruru and found that the officers were justified in their actions during the arrests.

IPCA releases report on Police investigation into John Banks 2010 electoral donations

28 May 2015 - A report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority found that the Police investigation into John Banks’ return of expenses and donations at the conclusion of the 2010 Auckland Super City Mayoral election was thorough and robust and was not subject to political interference. More>>

Authority releases report following complaint of excessive force by Police during arrest

27 May 2015 - The Authority today released its report on the complaint of excessive force by Police during arrest. The Authority found that given the factors known to Police, it was appropriate to use the AOS for Mr X’s arrest and that the force used during the arrest was reasonable. More>>

IPCA report of allegations of conflict of interest in the policing of Operation Poacher

7 May 2015 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that two Otago-based Police officers, who are themselves keen pig hunters, were not deliberately acting in their own interests when undertaking enforcement action under Operation Poacher, a co-ordinated Police response to unlawful activity on forestry company land. More >>

IPCA concludes investigation into John Banks electoral donations

6 May 2015 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority announced today that it has completed its investigation and report into the Police investigation concerning complaints about John Banks’ return of expenses and donations at the conclusion of the 2010 Auckland Super City Mayoral election. However, it is unable to release its findings due to ongoing court proceedings. More>>

Waikato officers justified in the actions taken to apprehend offenders

16 April 2015 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that the use of force by the officers involved in an incident following the pursuit of a fleeing driver in Waikato was justified in order to apprehend the offenders. More>>

IPCA releases report on Police actions during and after Auckland pursuit

10 April 2015 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released a report on the Police actions during and after an Auckland pursuit. The Authority found the pursuing officers’ complied with law and policy in their commencement of the pursuit and manner of driving. However, the Police passenger failed to communicate key information to NorthComms both during and after the pursuit. More>>

IPCA review identifies significant problems in Police custody practices

27 March 2015 - In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

‘Roastbusters’ victims let down by Police – IPCA finds

19 March 2015 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found a number of significant deficiencies in the original Police investigations into the alleged offending by a group of young men in Auckland who called themselves the ‘Roastbusters’. More>>

Fleeing driver’s actions result in death of passenger – IPCA finds

12 March 2015 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found Police followed policy during a pursuit in Auckland last year which ended in the death of the fleeing driver’s passenger. More>>

Authority releases report following complaint of excessive force after illegal property entry in Hastings

5 March 2015 - The Authority today released its report on a Complaint of excessive force following an illegal property entry in Hastings. The Authority found as no valid warrant existed, Police have no legal authority to enter Ms X’s house or to search the address. Officer C’s use of force was found to be reasonable and justified in the circumstances as he believed them to be. More>>

Authority releases report on use of force against Auckland youth

3 March 2015 - The Authoirty today released its report on the use of force against a youth in Auckland. Due to a lack of independent evidence the Authority is unable to resolve the significant conflict in the account of events given by the officer and the youth. Therefore, in this case the Authority is unable to make a finding as to whether the force used by the officer was justified and reasonable in the circumstances. More>>

IPCA finds Police were justified in fatally shooting Adam Morehu

19 February 2015 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found that the Police officer who fatally shot Adam Morehu was justified in doing so because he believed Mr Morehu was armed and feared for the safety of himself and other officers. However, in its report the Authority criticises the actions of a number of individual officers in the period immediately preceding the shooting and attributes those failings to inadequacies in the command and control of the incident. More>>

Authority releases report on use of force during Whakatane arrests

17 February 2015 - A report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority found the force used during the arrest of a man in Whakatane on 23 November 2013 was reasonable, but that there was insufficient evidence to establish whether or not his daughter or son had been assaulted by Police, as they alleged. It also found that the continued involvement of an off-duty officer in the incident was undesirable. More>>

IPCA finds Police failed to act on sexual assault complaint

12 February 2015 - A report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police failed to ensure the responsible handling of a sexual assault complaint and unfairly predetermined the outcome based on the mental health history of a female complainant. More>>

IPCA recommends disciplinary action against officer who pursued fleeing driver up wrong side of SH1

5 February 2015 - An independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that a Police officer unjustifiably engaged in dangerous driving when pursuing a fleeing driver up the wrong side of the motorway, State Highway 1, near Tawa last year. More>>

Authority releases report on allegation of excessive force following arrest in Tauranga

22 January 2015 - The Authority today released a report on the allegation of excessive force following arrest in Tauranga. The Authority found that while the force used on the man was justified in the circumstances, Police in the Tauranga watchhouse should have called a medical practitioner to conduct an examination and carry out a mental health assessment. More>>


 


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