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Police investigation into Bay of Plenty Officer who arrested a man for trespassing on the officer’s property

17 July 2023

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into a complaint that an officer unlawfully arrested and assaulted a man who came to his home to speak to his son. The officer also checked the man’s police records and shared private information from these records with the officer’s partner.

The Police investigation found that there was sufficient evidence to charge the officer with assault, but it was not in the public interest to do so.

Police dealt with the officer’s conduct through a confidential employment process. The IPCA concluded following its analysis that this process did not adequately address the seriousness of the case and recommended an employment investigation. We communicated our views and recommendations to Police.

IPCA: 22-14112

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