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Police use of firearm when stopping a car in Hastings

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.

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