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Media releases 2020

12 March 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found three Police officers crewing a Police boat during a search did not do all they should have to rescue a man when he was found in the Waikato River.

27 February 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police's decision making regarding a sexual assault investigation in Palmerston North was sound. However, Police should have provided a written explanation to the woman who made the sexual assault complaint why Police decided not to prosecute the alleged offender, as required by Police policy.

25 February 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that four Police officers used appropriate force when removing an arrested man from Tauranga Hospital on 1 March 2018.

20 February 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a 13-year-old was kicked to the head area during an arrest in Napier on 4 January 2019, and that this was an excessive use of force.

4 February 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police in Auckland should not have gone to the address of a man who had earlier declined to speak with them in order to question him further.

30 January 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in deploying spikes following a pursuit in Christchurch. The driver swerved to avoid the spikes, lost control and crashed into a tree. The driver, Glen McAllister (16yrs), his brother Craig McAllister (13yrs), and Brooklyn Taylor (13yrs) died at the scene.

28 January 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has determined that Police should have abandoned a pursuit as it posed unnecessary risks, and that it was inappropriate for an officer to fire a warning shot at the ground as the driver fled on foot.

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