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Reports on investigations 2016 

21 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers involved in two pursuits in which teenagers lost their lives in January 2016 were justified in commencing pursuit and complied with law and Police policy throughout.

Full Report (PDF 444 KB) Media Statement

21 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers involved in two pursuits in which teenagers lost their lives in January 2016 were justified in commencing pursuit and complied with law and Police policy throughout.

Full Report (PDF 450 KB) Media Statement

15 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police were justified in commencing a pursuit of four teenagers in a camper van in Rotorua on 6 December 2015, and complied with all relevant law and Police policy.

Full Report (PDF 467 KB)

14 September 2016

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, while the practice of issuing pre-charge warnings to offenders has had a number of benefits, they are being used inconsistently and sometimes inappropriately.

Full Report (PDF 493 KB) Media Statement

6 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting Pera Smiler in Wakefield Street, Upper Hutt on 8 September 2015, following an armed confrontation.

Full Report (PDF 788 KB) Media Statement

1 September 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting David Cerven, a Slovakian national, in Myers Park, Auckland on 2 August 2015. However, the actions of the officers, in deciding to immediately approach and challenge Mr Cerven while he was engaged with other unarmed officers, precipitated Mr Cerven’s response.

Full Report (PDF 884 KB) Media Statement

4 August 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in their initial pursuit of a BMW. However, due to the high risks involved, the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) officer in pursuit should have abandoned the pursuit at an earlier stage, and should not have tried to forcefully stop the BMW by himself.

Full Report (PDF 810 KB) Media Statement

7 July 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority was unable to make a finding as to what force was used on a Putaruru man in June 2015.

Full Report (PDF 494 KB)

23 June 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police unlawfully arrested a man at his home in Upper Hutt on 23 January 2015, after mistaking him for an offender they were seeking.

Full Report (PDF 517 KB) Media Statement

16 June 2016

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that a Counties Manukau CIB Action Plan relating to unlicenced drivers did not intend that Māori drivers be given preferential treatment.

Full Report (PDF 428 KB) Media Statement

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