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Mana Whanonga Pirihimana Motuhake

Whānau in Northland treated poorly after fatal motorcycle crash

23 March 2021

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into a complaint alleging Police had given the whānau of a man who died following a motorcycle crash confusing information about what happened and where his body was. They were also not told there was an investigation into the crash which resulted in charges being laid against the other person involved.

Police have met with the whānau to discuss their concerns and acknowledged the mistakes made and are working collaboratively to make amends and ensure these mistakes are not repeated.

The Authority considers the response of Police has been open and respectful and the outcomes being worked through are appropriate.

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