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Reports on independent investigations 2019

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

15 August 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer drove carelessly during a pursuit and that this was the primary cause of a collision with a motorcycle that injured the rider.

25 July 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer who reached speeds of 112kph in a 50kph zone during a pursuit in Lower Hutt was justified in doing so in the circumstances.


23 July 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer's decision to fire three warning shots to stop a fleeing driver from reversing towards him was not justified.

Public Report (PDF 441 KB) Media Statement

11 July 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers used excessive force during an arrest in Ramarama, South Auckland on 26 October 2016.

Public Report (PDF 333 KB) Media Statement



9 July 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found multiple failings in respect of the disappearance of nine firearms which were held by Police in Auckland from 28 January 2017.

Public Report (PDF 100 KB) Media Statement



27 June 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer used excessive force during an arrest in Huntly.

Public Report (PDF 591 KB) Media Statement

25 June 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, following a pursuit in Auckland, a man was dealt with inappropriately and unprofessionally by a Police officer during his arrest.

Public Report (PDF 391 KB) Media Statement

20 June 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in firing a single shot at a man in a fleeing vehicle.

Public Report (PDF 548 KB) Media Statement


18 June 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an off-duty officer unnecessarily involved himself in a dispute between his friend, Mr V, and the friend's former partner, Ms S, in Christchurch in November 2015. When the dispute escalated, the officer used excessive force against Ms S.


13 June 2019

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that it is unlikely two Ashburton officers planted evidence by placing a man's wallet in a bag containing drugs. However, lapses in good practices created a situation where it was difficult for these officers to corroborate their version of events.

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