19 July 2018
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the tactical decision-making and control and command exercised by Police in response to shots fired near Kawerau on 9 March 2016 was highly flawed and placed Police officers at risk. The Authority also found that Police were justified in shooting at Rhys Warren in the circumstances.
26 June 2018
The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that an officer, who was criticised following a pre-trial hearing in Dunedin on 3 May 2017, did not have a conflict of interest in the case but some of his actions did not comply with good practice.
Public Report (PDF 421 KB)