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Reports on independent investigations 2017

31 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s third use of a Taser on a man in Christchurch was disproportionate and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF 515 KB) Media Statement

30 May 2017

The Authority found that Police did not assess and monitor an at-risk female prisoner appropriately while she was in custody. The Authority was unable to determine whether or not Police used excessive force against her.

Full Report (PDF 519 KB)

24 May 2017

The Authority found that an officer was justified in using pepper spray against the complainant. The first deployment of the Taser by the officer was justified and in accordance with Police policy. The second and third deployments of the Taser were also justified in the circumstances and the force used was reasonable.

Full Report (PDF 552 KB)

17 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing driver along the Wellington waterfront put the public at unnecessary and unjustified risk.

Full Report (PDF 532 KB) Media Statement

11 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police should have responded with more urgency to two 111 calls made by a woman in Omapere, Northland on 26 October 2015. 

Full Report (PDF 508 KB) Media Statement

4 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Napier Police staff involved in a 70 kilometre pursuit that commenced on 7 March 2016 generally complied with Police policy.

Full Report (PDF 624 KB) Media Statement

20 April 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that two Police officers were justified in shooting a man following a domestic incident in Kerepehi, Waikato, on 21 October 2014. The man survived the shooting but suffered several serious injuries as a result.

Full Report (PDF 516 KB) Media Statement

13 April 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a Christchurch man was disproportionate and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF 498 KB) Media Statement

9 March 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a sergeant’s use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Auckland man, while he was in a small cubicle at Counties Manukau Police station, was contrary to policy, excessive and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF 492 KB) Media Statement

23 February 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a probationary constable’s use of a Taser on an Auckland man as he ran away from Police was contrary to policy and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF 488 KB) Media Statement

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