Skip to content
Font size:  

Media

Latest media releases

Timaru officers failed to follow good policing practice during potential domestic incident 

9 October 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found that the two Timaru Police officers who dealt with a suspected domestic disturbance in December 2011 acted in a way that did not accord with good policing practice. More>>

Report on youth fatality following Christchurch Police pursuit

2 October 2014 - The Authority has found that while the Police commencement of the pursuit was justified and appropriate the pursuit should have been abandoned when Mr Mika started to travel at speed on the wrong side of a dual carriageway. More>>

IPCA finds Greymouth officer’s actions justified prior to crash that killed Judd Hall

25 September 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today on the death of Judd Hall in a car crash in Greymouth in January 2014 found that the officer involved was justified in following the speeding car in a bid to get it to stop.  More>>

IPCA releases report on Police investigation into a complaint of assault

11 September 2014 - The Authority has today released its report on the Police investigation into a complaint by Mr X of an assault by a Fielding Police officer. More>>

IPCA releases review of Police handling of ‘out of control’ parties

28 August 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority review has found that Police are working to ensure officers called upon to deal with out of control gatherings in future are better trained to deal with the situations they may face. More>>

IPCA email and phone systems unavailable between 12 noon 29 August – 12 noon 1 September 2014

27 August 2014 - On Friday 29 August 2014 the Independent Police Conduct Authority is relocating to a new office premises at 1 Grey Street, Wellington. Between 12 noon on Friday 29 August 2014 and 12 noon Monday 1 September 2014 the Authority’s email and telephone system will not be operating. More>>

IPCA finds Nelson Police Dog handler’s actions were justified

21 August 2014 - A report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Nelson Police dog handler was justified in releasing his dog to apprehend Kyle McArtney as the officer reasonably suspected he was an offender. More>>

Authority finds force used by Taupo Police in apprehending a fleeing driver was justified

14 August 2014 - The force used by Taupo Police officers on a male driver following a Police pursuit was reasonable and justified, in the circumstances they faced, an Independent Police Conduct Authority investigation has found. More>>

Police fatal shooting of Antony Ratahi justified, IPCA finds

7 August 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found a Police officer was justified in fatally shooting Antony Ratahi in order to protect himself, his fellow officers and Mr Ratahi’s former partner (Ms Z) whom he had taken hostage in an Opunake hotel 12 hours earlier. More>>

IPCA delivers its findings on Police handling of Rewa Investigation

24 July 2014 - Although an Independent Police Conduct Authority inquiry has identified some faults with a series of investigations conducted by Police into offending by Malcolm Rewa, there is insufficient evidence that any of these impacted on the ability of Police to identify Mr Rewa earlier as the serial sex offender. More>>

Police justified in not prosecuting GCSB following Dotcom communications interception

17 July 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today on the Police investigation of the interception of private communications by officers of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has found that the Police decision not to prosecute was justified. More>>

IPCA finds Whakatane Police officer’s use of Taser during arrest unlawful

12 June 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today finds the continued use of a Taser during the arrest of Whakatane man Mark Smillie was excessive and contrary to law. More>>

Authority finds Police officer justified in shooting David Taite

5 June 2014 - The officer involved in the non-fatal shooting of David Taite on 20 October 2011 just outside of Otane in Central Hawkes Bay was justified in shooting him, according to a report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. More>>

IPCA releases report on Police handling of ‘Roastbusters’ media enquiries

22 May 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today on the Police handling of information provided to the media in response to enquiries about the ‘Roastbusters’ found that a systemic breakdown in communication by Police led to inaccurate information being provided to the public although no individual could be criticised for that action. More>>

Authority finds no evidence of Police coercion in relation to Conwell confessions

20 May 2014 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report which examines Police conduct relating to the convictions of Joyce Conwell for the attempted murder of Doreen Middlemiss in Dunedin in June 1998, and the murder of Alec Rodgers in Christchurch in September 1999. The Authority found that although some aspects of the Police investigation were undesirable, there is no evidence to support the complaint that the confession by Joyce Conwell was coerced. More>>

Authority finds Christchurch Police detention and treatment of people unlawful

8 May 2014 - The IPCA today released its report on the actions of Christchurch Police in temporarily closing Maces Road on 18 February 2012 to check approximately 200 vehicles congregated in the area. While the Authority accepts that Police needed to act to control the situation given their concern about the large number of people gathered and possible disorder, their detention of people, in some cases for more than six hours, and their treatment of them during this time, was unlawful and a breach of human rights. More>>

Authority finds Tauranga officer’s actions during Police pursuit unjustified

1 May 2014 - A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority on the serious injury to a passenger during a Police pursuit in Tauranga last year has found the actions of one of the officers to be unjustified, placing the fleeing driver, members of the public and Police at risk. More>>

Actions of Police prior to death in custody were justified, Authority finds

17 April 2014 - A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority on the death of Adam Palmer while in Police custody found the actions of Police were justified during the arrest. The report also found that Police took all possible steps to try and resuscitate Mr Palmer once his condition became apparent. More>>

Authority finds Police use of force during arrest justified

10 April 2014 - In releasing its report on the use of force by Police in arresting a high-risk man who posed a serious threat of harming himself or the officers at the scene, the Independent Police Conduct Authority found that Police complied with the law and Police policy, and were justified in their actions. More>>

Authority finds actions of Invercargill Police caused serious injury to local man

7 April 2014 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report on the serious injury to an Invercargill man, Mr Blair Taylor following a Police dog bite in April 2011. More>>

Authority releases reports on fatal pursuits in Auckland and Whanganui

27 March 2014 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released two separate reports on Police pursuits which ended in the death of five young people in Auckland and Whanganui last year.
finding in both cases that Police complied with the law and Police policy. More>>

Authority finds flaws in Christchurch Police investigation of off-duty officer

20 March 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority review of a Police investigation into an assault on a Christchurch youth in 2011 by an off-duty Police officer has identified shortcomings on the part of Christchurch Police. More>>

Authority finds failings by Police in handling of 2005 car crash investigation

14 March 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report has found that multiple failings by Southern District Police enabled the criminal conduct of two officers to go undiscovered following a car crash in Alexandra involving a Police officer and a 17-year-old. However, the Authority found no evidence of a conspiracy amongst the officers overseeing the crash investigation. More>>

Serious injury to truck driver following Police failure to record information

27 February 2014 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its summary report on the serious injury to a Dunedin truck driver following a collision with a cattle beast after a Police Communicator’s failure to record significant information during an emergency call. More>>

Report on serious injury from Police dog bite released

30 January 2014 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report on the serious injury to a Palmerston North man following a Police dog bite on 14 November 2012. The Authority found that Police followed all relevant policy and acted appropriately during the incident. More>>

Summary Report on Police response to complaints made by Ashlee Edwards

19 December 2013 - The Authority’s investigation found that the Police response to Ms Edwards’ complaints relating to protection order breaches by her former partner Jimmy Akuhata, were poorly managed and grossly inadequate. More>>

Summary Report on fatal pursuit of James Dean Miles

14 November 2013 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report into the death of 18 year-old James Dean Miles following a Police pursuit north of Katikati in late 2012, finding Police followed all relevant Policy and acted appropriately during the pursuit. More>>

Report on fatal Police shooting of Lachan Kelly-Tumarae

24 October 2013 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report on the fatal Police shooting of nineteen-year-old Lachan Kelly-Tumarae in Omahu, a small settlement west of Hastings, in March 2011. More>>

Report on Police closure of a party at 70 Homebush Road, Khandallah

17 October 2013 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report has found that Police acted contrary to law in entering a private residence on Homebush Road, Khandallah, Wellington in the early hours of 5 September 2009. More>>

Report on Police closure of a party at 70 Homebush Road, Khandallah - Speech Notes

17 October 2013 - Press conference speech notes for Independent Police Conduct Authority Chair, Judge Sir David Carruthers. More>>

 

MoST Content Management V3.0.5341