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Paul Tainui released at Police checkpoint before going on to kill Nicole Tuxford

22 October 2020

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that it was reasonable for an officer to not arrest or detain life parolee Paul Tainui at a checkpoint when he was found to be drink driving and to have knives in his car, on the night before he killed Ms Tuxford.

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