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Reports on investigations 2012

Shooting justified, Authority finds

30 November 2012

An independent investigation has found a Police officer was justified in shooting a man during an incident in Otaki on 24 February 2011.

Full report (PDF 411 KB)

New review calls on Police to improve youth detention

23 October 2012

A new review is calling for Police to improve their training and the treatment of young people in custody.

Full report (PDF 216 MB) Media statement

Fatal pursuit of Harley Wilson and Michael Keepa

28 September 2012

An independent investigation of a fatal Police pursuit in Te Puke in October 2010 has found Police were justified in initially trying to stop the driver but should have subsequently abandoned the pursuit because of a number of risk factors.

Full report (PDF 15 MB) Media statement

Fatal pursuit of Luke John Bowman Yates near Taipa, Northland

31 August 2012

Breaches of Police policy have been identified during a pursuit that ended when the fleeing driver crashed and died near Taipa in Northland on 17 April 2011.

Full report (PDF 1 MB) Media statement

Deaths in Police custody – lessons from a ten-year review

30 June 2012

Improvements in Police policies and practices have been reflected in better care of people in Police custody, as measured by the incidence of deaths of detainees studied in an independent review.

Full report (PDF 2 MB) Media statement

Fatal Police pursuit of Api Kao Aue

22 June 2012

The investigation of a fatal pursuit in Auckland in December 2010 has found the speed reached for a short time by a Police officer in an unmarked car was unjustified.

Full report (PDF 950 KB) Media statement

Police shooting of Halatau Naitoko

03 April 2012

Seven recommendations for improvements to Police procedure have been made following an investigation into the fatal shooting of Auckland courier driver Halatau Ki’anamanu Naitoko.

Full report (PDF 3 MB) Media statement

Fatal pursuit of Timoti Mohi

3 April 2012

An investigation found has found that Police complied with the law and with Police policy during the pursuit of a fifteen year old driver who died instantly when he crashed a stolen car on a central Auckland motorway in January 2011.

Full report (PDF 945 KB) Media statement

Investigation of fatal Taranaki crash following collision with Police car

08 March 2012

The investigation of a fatal crash in Taranaki has found the driver may have collided deliberately with a parked Police car shortly before the crash, to attract Police attention. 

Media statement

Death of Sina Naraghizadeh while fleeing Police

08 March 2012

An investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of 19 year old Sina Naraghizadeh while fleeing Police in West Auckland has concluded that Police complied with legislation and with policy. 

Media statement

Death of Caine Burgess after Police pursuit near Pukekohe

08 March 2012

The Police pursuit of a 20 year old driver in a stolen car near Pukekohe was called off approximately 30 seconds before he collided with another vehicle and died instantly. 

Media statement

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