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Media releases 2015

19 February 2015

An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found that the Police officer who fatally shot Adam Morehu was justified in doing so because he believed Mr Morehu was armed and feared for the safety of himself and other officers.

Public Report

Fatal Police shooting of Adam Morehu (PDF 920 KB)

17 February 2015

The Independent Police Conduct Authority today released a report on the use of force during arrests in Whakatane on 23 November 2013. The Authority found the force used during the arrest of one man was reasonable, but that there was insufficient evidence to establish whether or not his daughter or son had been assaulted by Police, as they alleged. It also found that the continued involvement of an off-duty officer in the incident was undesirable. 


12 February 2015

A report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police failed to ensure the responsible handling of a sexual assault complaint and unfairly predetermined the outcome based on the mental health history of a female complainant.

Summary Report

Police handling of a sexual assault allegation (PDF 433 KB)


5 February 2015

An independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that a Police officer unjustifiably engaged in dangerous driving when pursuing a fleeing driver up the wrong side of the motorway, State Highway 1 near Tawa last year.

Summary Report 

Police actions during a pursuit in Tawa (PDF 438 KB)

22 January 2015

The Authority today released a report on the allegation of excessive force following the arrest of a man in Tauranga on 26 September 2013. The Authority found that while the force used on the man was justified in the circumstances, Police in the Tauranga watchhouse should have called a medical practitioner to conduct an examination and carry out a mental health assessment.


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