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Reports on independent investigations 2020

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

27 August 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found Police failed to fulfil their duty of care to Alo Ngata when he was in the Police cells in 2018. Mr Ngata lost consciousness after being restrained and searched by five officers. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, he did not regain consciousness and died at Auckland Hospital two days later.


20 August 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers were justified in firing shots at a man who fired a shotgun at Police at the conclusion of a pursuit in Christchurch on 26 February 2019.

Public Report (PDF 574 KB) Media Statement


11 August 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in tasering a man three times and using pepper spray twice during his arrest in Auckland in October 2018.

Public Report (PDF 437 KB) Media Statement

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


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