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Reports on independent investigations 2020

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

4 August 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer used excessive force when arresting a suspect and should have been charged with a criminal offence.

Public Report (PDF 220 KB) Media Statement

21 July 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who punched an offender following a pursuit which concluded south of Foxton was justified in doing so.




16 July 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was unjustified in using a Taser to defend herself against an aggressive detainee, because she could have used less forceful options to protect herself.


15 July 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer was justified in shooting at and wounding a man who presented an air pistol at Flaxmere Primary School on 17 December 2019.

Public Report (PDF 365 KB) Media Statement

14 July 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found three searches conducted by Police following the 15 March Mosque attacks were unlawful.

Public Report (PDF 344 KB) Media Statement

7 July 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in shooting an offender who ran towards him with the apparent intent to cut or stab him witha knife.

Public Report (PDF 399 KB) Media Statement


2 July 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that removal of keys from the ignition of a patrol car when an officer got out of it, would have prevented theft of the car and two Glock pistols.

Public Report (PDF 334 KB) Media Statement


30 June 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police did not comply with policy and failed in their duty of care to a detainee who attempted suicide while in a Court cell. He lost consciousness and died several days later when his life support was turned off.

30 April 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a sergeant inappropriately touched a woman and used demeaning and sexualised language while driving her home from a work related conference in March 2018.


28 April 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer's use of force was unjustified and unreasonable when he kicked a man and aimed a pistol at his head following a pursuit in April 2018.

Public Report (466 KB) Media Statement

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