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Reports on independent investigations 2017

7 September 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that there were shortcomings by Police when pursuing Alaric Eccleston in Auckland on 8 September 2016. While a first pursuit was started and abandoned according to police policy, the second pursuit should not have been commenced.  

Full Report (PDF 560 KB) Media Statement

25 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Ford Hurinui in Motueka on 20 August 2015. Mr Hurinui survived the shooting but received injuries to his heart and liver.

Full Report (PDF 539 KB) Media Statement

20 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing vehicle, which subsequently crashed, was justified in commencing the pursuit and the pursuit was generally conducted in accordance with policy. The front-seat passenger of the pursued car died as a result of the crash.

Full Report (PDF 456 KB) Media Statement

18 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a sergeant’s use of a Taser on a young man was excessive and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF 520 KB) Media Statement

13 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Wattie Kahu twice in Whanganui on 24 March 2016. Mr Kahu survived the shooting but received injuries to his leg and head.

Full Report (PDF 507 KB) Media Statement

6 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that a Police officer was justified in fatally shooting Shargin Stephens on Te Ngae Road in Rotorua, on 14 July 2016, after Mr Stephens threatened Police and members of the public with a long-handled slasher.

Full Report (PDF 591 KB) Media Statement

29 June 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that two Police officers who shot Shane Shortcliffe on 28 April 2015, while was he was under a house in Manurewa, Auckland, were justified in doing so.

Full Report (PDF 544 KB) Media Statement

21 June 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that members of the Waikato Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) were justified in shooting Nicholas Marshall in Hamilton on 12 July 2016.

Full Report (PDF 530 KB) Media Statement

20 June 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today on a complaint of excessive force following a traffic stop in Whakatane on 13 May 2016.

Full Report (PDF 521 KB)

15 June 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that members of the Hawkes Bay Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) were justified in shooting Chazz Hall in Clive, Hawkes Bay, on 26 October 2015. Earlier in the evening Mr Hall had shot and killed his former partner, Victoria Foster, at a Napier address.

Full Report (PDF 546 KB)) Media Statement

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