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Latest Reports on Investigations

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.

Full Report (PDF 810 kb) Media Statement

7 July 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority was unable to make a finding as to what force was used on a Putaruru man in June 2015.

Full Report (PDF, 494kb)

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.

Full Report (PDF 517kb)

Media Statement

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.

Full Report (PDF, 428 kb) Media Statement

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.

Full Report (PDF 864kb) Media Statement

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.

Full Report (PDF 543kb) Media Statement (PDF 291kb)

28 April 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that the force used on a man following his arrest in Bulls was justified.

Full Report (PDF, 473kb)

24 March 2016

The IPCA released a report today finding that Police officers were justified in using force on a man when arresting him following a Police pursuit in Upper Hutt. 

Full Report (PDF, 482 kb)


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.

Full Report (PDF, 648kb) Media Statement

15 March 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police officers were justified in using force when detaining a mental health patient in Auckland

Full Report (PDF, 462kb)

10 March 2016

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the second and third stages of a Police pursuit in Whanganui should not have occurred.

Full Report (PDF 573kb) Media Statement

9 March 2016

The Authority released a report today on Police actions during the arrest and detention of a man in Christchurch on 11 January 2015.

Full report (PDF, 515kb)

18 February 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police were justified in closing down two out of control parties at a Wellington Street address in Hamilton on 16 and 17 January 2015.

Full Report (PDF, 642kb) | Media Release

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.

Full Report (PDF, 440kb) | Media Statement

 

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