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Review of Police actions prior to a medical event involving a detainee in custody

16 September 2021

The Authority oversaw a Police review of an incident in Wellington District involving a detainee who suffered a medical event while in custody.

Police carried out a review of the incident to identify whether their staff had followed best practice when interacting with the detainee, prior to the medical event. During their investigation of the incident, Police identified several areas where improvements could be made to their practices to prevent a similar event from occurring in the future. As a result of the review, Police have strengthened their internal processes and procedures.

The Authority is satisfied with how Police conducted their review of this incident and the outcomes reached.


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