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The Authority issues public documents across three broad areas: reports of investigations of Police conduct, practice, policy or procedure; reports of the monitoring and inspection of places of Police detention; and reports as required by statute, such as annual reports and statements of intent.

Reports on investigations

Latest reports on investigations:

Summary Report on death of Adam Palmer in Police custody

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. Summary Report (PDF, 618kb). Media Statement

Summary Report on Police use of force during arrest

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. Summary Report (PDF, 638kb). Media Statement

Report on the use of a Police dog during the arrest of Blair Taylor

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. Full Report (PDF, 1081kb). Media statement

Summary report on the deaths of four men following Police pursuit in Mangere

27 March 2014 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report on a fatal Police pursuit in Auckland that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Dominic Stehlin and his three passengers following a Police pursuit in Mangere on 11 May 2013. Summary Report (PDF, 596kb). Media Statement

Summary report on the fatal pursuit of Ayla Nelson-Boyd

27 March 2014 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report on the death of Ayla Nelson-Boyd following a Police pursuit in November 2013. Summary Report (PDF, 593kb). Media Statement

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. Summary Report (PDF, 623kb). Media Statement

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. Full Report (PDF, 1.25mb). Media Statement

Summary Report on serious injury collision following Police response to cattle on Old Coach Road

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. Summary Report (PDF, 508kb). Media Statement

Summary 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 (Mr W) following a Police dog bite on 14 November 2012. The Authority found that Police followed all relevant policy and acted appropriately during the incident. Summary Report (PDF, 652kb). Media Statement

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. Summary Report (PDF, 540kb). Media Statement

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. Summary Report (PDF, 691kb). Media Statement

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. Full Report (PDF, 2.30MB). Media Statement

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. Full Report (PDF, 1.25MB). Media Statement

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Reports on places of Police detention

In addition to the IPCA Act 1988, the Authority has international responsibilities under the Crimes of Torture Act 1989 to monitor places of Police detention, such as cells and vehicles. This is regarded by the Authority as quite distinct to its role handling complaints about Police conduct. more >>

Accountability documents

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

02 February 2012 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority provided a Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Justice in December 2011. More>>

Annual Report for the Year to 30 June 2013

27 November 2013 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority Annual Report has been published. More>>

Statement of Intent 2013

19 June 2013 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority Statement of Intent has been tabled in Parliament. Download>> (PDF, 895 KB)

Disclosure of Expenses

This information is provided in response to the State Services Commissioner's introduction of a disclosure regime for expenses, gifts and hospitality. More>>

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