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Media releases 2015

21 December 2015

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that the Police’s initial investigation into the death of Nathan Booker, a severely disabled 15 year old, was inadequate and did not comply with Police policy.


26 November 2015

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that Police unlawfully searched a New Plymouth man’s home. 

4 November 2015

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Christchurch Police were justified in their pursuit and apprehension of three men. 

22 October 2015

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that failures by Police resulted in a young, vulnerable child not receiving the protection and service from Police which he should have.

24 September 2015

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today into the actions of Police following the arrest of a Tauranga man on 4 September 2014.

2 September 2015

The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released its report on the use of a Police dog during an arrest in Titahi Bay, Wellington on 18 January 2015. The Authority found that the officer was justified under law and Police policy in using his Police dog to apprehend and arrest the offender. This was the only realistic tactical option available to the officer in the circumstances. 

20 August 2015

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that the use of force by an Auckland Police officer as he assisted in the arrest of a man suspected of burglary was excessive and contrary to law.

6 August 2015

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that there is no evidence to support allegations that a Police officer committed perjury when giving evidence in the judicial review proceedings brought by Mr Kim Dotcom.

30 July 2015

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that Police unlawfully detained two women and three young children following an armed response which developed from the attempted arrest of a male in Mangere on the evening of 7 November 2013. Full Report (PDF 631 KB)

22 June 2015

An Independent Police Conduct Authority investigation has endorsed the way in which the Police used a new tactical option, known as a ‘sponge round’, when they were faced with apprehending an aggressive and threatening man. 

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