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Reports on independent investigations 2020

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

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.

Public report (PDF 314 KB)



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.

Public Report (PDF 487 KB) Media Statement


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.

Public Report (PDF 421 KB)

Media Statement


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