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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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