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Media releases 2019

15 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer involved in a vehicle collision in Auckland on 19 December 2017 breached the Police's 'Fleeing driver' policy, and his driving was not necessary in the execution of his duty.

10 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer's use of a Taser on a young person who had stolen a small tractor and led Police in a pursuit, was an unreasonable and excessive use of force.

8 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police should not have pursued a Toyota stolen by five young people the previous day in an aggravated robbery.

3 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a male Police officer acted inappropriately towards two of his colleagues in separate incidents in August and October 2018.

1 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found it was reasonable and appropriate for an officer to arm himself with a pistol and conduct a 'high risk vehicle stop' in Hastings on 21 July 2018. The officer believed the vehicle matched the description of a car that had recently been stolen along with 10 firearms. However, after searching the car Police discovered it was not the stolen vehicle.

26 September 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police did not assault a young person following a pursuit in Palmerston North on 22 April 2018. However, the preceding pursuit should have been abandoned at an early stage.

24 September 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer in Te Araroa directed a man he suspected to be intoxicated to drive a short distance to a Police station, where the man failed an Evidential Breath Test. The Authority also determined that the officer did not accurately complete the breath-testing documentation.

17 September 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers responded in a timely and appropriate manner as soon as they were aware that a fleeing driver had hit a pedestrian.

12 September 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not justified in tasering a man for a second time during an arrest in Picton on 23 June 2018.

11 September 2019

The Chairman of the Authority, Judge Colin Doherty, has agreed to assist the Hong Kong Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) as a member of an international panel to provide high level advice to the IPCC in relation to its proposed "Thematic Study of Policing Public Order Events" arising from the recent demonstrations and public order events in Hong Kong.

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