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Media releases 2019

14 November 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that former Inspector Hurimoana Dennis unlawfully detained an Auckland teenager in 2015, and improperly influenced the outcome of a criminal investigation into his own son in 2014. Inspector Dennis retired from Police in April 2018.

7 November 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has completed its investigation into an allegation that, in 2018, an officer from the Otahuhu Police Station was planting evidence so he could search vehicles under the Search and Surveillance Act 2012. The Authority found that, while there was no proof this actually happened, some officers' comments demonstrated they were prepared to engage in improper and potentially discriminatory policing practices.


5 November 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has determined that allegations of a delay in an investigation by a Southern District sole-charge Police officer into alleged game-poaching in May 2018 were unfounded. The Authority also found that perceived conflicts of interest arose in relation to the matter; however, actions taken by the officer which contributed to these were reasonable, and Police policy relating to managing conflicts of interest is inadequate in terms of its practicality in a small, rural community.

31 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer's use of a Police dog on a man who was being arrested was legally justified, because the officer believed the man posed a risk of serious injury to his fellow officers.

24 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority intends to undertake an investigation into allegations of bullying and related issues within Police.

24 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that it was reasonable for an officer to fire 21 shots at a driver who repeatedly drove towards and reversed at him in the Coromandel on 28 August 2017.

24 October 2019


The Authority welcomes today's release of the first quarterly report by Police setting out the steps Police have taken so far to implement the recommendations made in relation to Police's management of fleeing driver events.

17 October 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer's use of a Taser on a man who was fleeing Police in Auckland on 15 June 2018 was neither lawful nor reasonable.

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.

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