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27 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police seriously breached the rights of three people detained at the Greymouth Police Station following their arrests on 2 May 2015.  More>>

21 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers involved in two pursuits in which teenagers lost their lives in January 2016 were justified in commencing pursuit and complied with law and Police policy throughout. More >>

14 September 2016

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, while the practice of issuing pre-charge warnings to offenders has had a number of benefits, they are being used inconsistently and sometimes inappropriately. More >>

6 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting Pera Smiler in Wakefield Street, Upper Hutt on 8 September 2015, following an armed confrontation.  More >>

1 September 2016

The Independent PoliceConduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shootingDavid Cerven, a Slovakian national, in Myers Park, Auckland on 2 August 2015.However, the actions of the officers, in deciding to immediately approach andchallenge Mr Cerven while he was engaged with other unarmed officers,precipitated Mr Cerven’s response. More >>

4 August 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in their initial pursuit of a BMW. However, due to the high risks involved, the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) officer in pursuit should have abandoned the pursuit at an earlier stage, and should not have tried to forcefully stop the BMW by himself.  More >>

23 June 2016

 The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police unlawfully arrested a man at his home in Upper Hutt on 23 January 2015, after mistaking him for an offender they were seeking. More>>

16 June 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that a Counties Manukau CIB Action Plan relating to unlicenced drivers did not intend that Maori drivers be given preferential treatment. More>>

25 May 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police failed to follow policy and good practice in their response to a missing person report regarding Nicholas Stevens in Hamilton on 9 March 2015.  More >>

5 May 2016

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found that Police were justified in using force to arrest a man outside a Hamilton nightclub.  More>>

17 March 2016

 The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that the condition of the Papakura court cells was a significant contributor in the death of Dwayne Walters.  More>>

10 March 2016

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, while Police generally complied with policy when pursuing a driver who subsequently crashed, the second and third stages of the pursuit should not have occurred and posed an undue risk to officers and members of the public. More>>

16 February 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police’s investigation into a matter reportedly involving school-age students posting lewd photographs online was thorough and robust. More>>

21 January 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that force used by a Police officer on a boy while he was at Taupo Police station was excessive and contrary to law. More>>

 


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