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Reports on investigations 2010

Multiple breaches of policy in pursuit where officer seriously injured

17/12/10 - Multiple breaches of policy occurred during a Police pursuit that left an officer seriously injured when he was hit by the pursued vehicle. Full report (PDF, 883 kb), Media statement

Police complied with law and policy in triple fatal pursuit

17/12/10 - The Police pursuit of a car that crashed, killing three people, was conducted according to law and policy. Full report (PDF, 313kb), Media statement

Police complied with law and policy in two fatal pursuits

03/12/10 - The Police officers involved in two fatal pursuits near Warkworth and Murchison in early 2010 complied with law and policy and no aspect of their conduct can be faulted, after investigations by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. Full report, Warkworth pursuit (PDF 820kb), Full report, Murchison pursuit (PDF 850kb), Media statement

Death in custody of Anthony McGuire

03/11/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that several Police officers failed in their duty of care towards Anthony McGuire, who hanged himself in Police custody in Rotorua on 26 May 2008. Full report (PDF, 839 kb) Media Statement

Fatal Police pursuit complied with all policies

27/08/10 - A Police pursuit of a 22 year old motorcyclist that ended with him losing control and dying in a crash in Palmerston North last year was conducted in full accordance with Police policies. Full report (PDF, 295kb) Media statement

Use of force against Rawiri Falwasser

06/08/10 - The actions of four Police officers who used force against Rawiri Falwasser at Whakatane Police station were unnecessary, unreasonable, and unjustified, concludes a report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. Full report (PDF, 870kb) Media release

Fatal pursuit of Pehi Tahana

26/07/10 - A fatal Police pursuit that covered more than 43 kilometres between the Bay of Plenty and Waikato was plagued with communication difficulties and should have been abandoned in its later stage, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found. Full report (PDF, 887kb) Media statement

Police acted lawfully in fatal shooting of Shayne Richard Sime

18/06/10 - Members of the Police have been found to have acted lawfully when they fatally shot Christchurch man Shayne Richard Sime in June 2009. Full report (PDF, 2.6MB) Media release

Improvements to Police practices in child abuse investigations

18/05/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has recommended Police undertake an extensive series of improvements to practices, policies and procedures for the investigation of child abuse. Full report (PDF, 1.2MB) Media release

Police response to the shooting of Navtej Singh

14/05/10 - Sixteen recommendations have been made to Police by the Independent Police Conduct Authority following its investigation into the Police response to the shooting of Navtej Singh. Full report (PDF, 3.3MB) Media release

Police pursuit resulting in the death of Paige Timothy

06/05/10 - On 20 March 2008, a stolen car driven by Michael Raymond Norton crashed in Christchurch following a Police pursuit. Paige Patricia Timothy, a front seat passenger aged 16, died later from injuries sustained in the crash. The Authority conducted an independent investigation. Full report (PDF, 343 KB) 

Fatal shooting of Lee Jane Mettam

15/04/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Whangarei-based officer was lawfully justified in fatally shooting Lee Jane Mettam on 23 October 2008. Full report (PDF, 3MB) Media release

Report on the loss of a Police Operation Order

23/2/2010 - The loss of a Police Operation Order during the search of a Lower Hutt address in February 2009 amounted to misconduct. Full report (PDF, 256kb)

Police pursuit amounted to misconduct

16/2/2010 - Police actions in pursuing a speeding driver through a busy part of central Christchurch in December 2008 breached policy and amounted to misconduct, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found. Full report (PDF,336kb) Media release

Drunk driver could have been stopped before fatal crash

12/1/10 - A drunk driver who killed three young people in a fatal collision in Taranaki four-and-a-half years ago could have been legally prevented from driving. Full report (PDF, 2.5MB) Media release






 

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