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Report on Police’s handling of the alleged offending by ‘Roastbusters’ 

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’. Public Report (PDF, 601kb). Speech Notes (255kb). Media Statement

Summary Report - Death of Steven Te Pania following a Police pursuit in Auckland

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. Summary Report (PDF, 421kb). Media Statement

Summary Report - Complaint of excessive force following an 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. Summary Report (PDF, 431kb).

Summary Report - Use of force against a youth in Auckland 

3 March 2015 - The Authority 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. Summary Report (PDF, 409kb).

Report on Fatal Police shooting of 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. Public Report (PDF, 920kb). Media Statement

Summary Report - Use of force during arrests in Whakatane

17 February 2015 - A report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority found the force used during the arrest of one 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. Summary Report (PDF, 464kb).

Summary Report - Police handling of a sexual assault allegation

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. Summary Report (PDF, 433kb). Media Statement

Summary Report - Police actions during a pursuit in Tawa

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. Summary Report (PDF, 438kb). Media Statement

Summary Report - Allegation of excessive force following arrest in Tauranga

22 January 2015 - The Authority today released a report on the allegation of excessive force following the arrest of a man in Tauranga on 26 September 2013. 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. Summary Report (PDF, 465kb).

Summary Report - Serious injuries following the pursuit of a fleeing motorcycle rider

16 December 2014 - The Authority today released a report on the serious injuries to a motorcycle rider during a Police pursuit between Upper Hutt and Porirua on 13 October 2013.The Authority found that the pursuit should have been abandoned due to sustained loss of radio communication. Summary Report (PDF, 458kb).

Summary Report - Complaint of excessive force on a vulnerable 14 year old boy

11 December 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today following a complaint from two ambulance officers has found that the force used by a Tauranga Police officer on a 14-year-old boy was excessive and contrary to law. Summary Report (PDF, 433kb). Media Statement

Report on Police shooting of Caleb Dean Henry

4 December 2014 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found that Police acted professionally and were justified in the actions they took in pursuing and subsequently shooting Caleb Henry on 8 July 2013. Full Report (PDF 533kb). Media Statement


 

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