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Reports on independent investigations

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

24 May 2018

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in his use of a Taser when arresting a member of the public on 4 March 2017.

Public Report (PDF 545 KB) Media Statement

15 March 2018

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were not justified in stopping vehicles at a vehicle checkpoint to identify individuals who had attended an “Exit International” meeting in Lower Hutt on 2 October 2016.

Public Report (PDF 454 KB) Media Statement

15 February 2018

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police Officer’s action in firing once at Christopher Brown in Porirua on 26 February 2017 was lawful and proportionate in the circumstances.

Public Report (PDF 537 KB) Media Statement

1 February 2018

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that Police generally complied with Police policy during a fleeing driver incident in Auckland on 24 December 2016.

Public Report (PDF 395 KB)

25 January 2018

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that two Police officers were justified in using force while arresting a man in Christchurch on 6 March 2017.

Public Report (PDF 494 KB) Media Statement

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The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that while the use of road spikes was an appropriate tactical option, an officer should not have deployed them to stop a fleeing driver near Puhoi on 28 February 2018. The officer deployed the road spikes too early, causing injury to an innocent member of the public.

Public Report (PDF 533 KB) Media Statement

31 January 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the force used against a man who was arrested in Gisborne on 2 January 2018 was lawful but poorly executed. The Authority investigated the incident after the man complained to Police, having sustained a fractured nose and eye socket.

Public Report (PDF 493 KB) Media Statement

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