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Media releases 2021

9 March 2021

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Independent Police Conduct Authority have released the Terms of Reference for their current joint inquiry into Police conduct involving the photographing of members of the public.

The joint inquiry will focus on the practice of photographing members of the public who were not being detained or suspected of committing an offence.

2 March 2021

In a new report released today, Bullying, Culture and Related Issues in New Zealand Police, the Authority finds significant elements of bullying in some workplaces, and a related negative culture.

2 February 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in shooting Hitesh Lal who was attacking him with a machete in Papatoetoe, Auckland.

27 January 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of force during an arrest in Palmerston North was justified in the circumstances, which we believe were out of the ordinary.

21 January 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers used excessive force when arresting a man in Whangārei.

19 January 2021


The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of force to effect the arrest of a wanted offender in Auckland was justified and proportionate to the risk he posed.

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