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Reports on independent investigations 2021

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

16 September 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in punching a man during his arrest in Auckland on the night of 7 March 2020.

Public Report (PDF 405KB) Media Statement




9 September 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in deciding to fire three shots at a man who drove his car directly at him while trying to escape from Police in Auckland on 31 January 2019.

Public Report (PDF 756 KB) Media Statement


19 August 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using force to restrain two women and a man after his arrest in Waharoa.


17 August 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in using a Police dog to assist in the arrest of a high-risk offender in Ōtāhuhu on 28 May 2020. Police had reasonable grounds for believing the man might be armed.

Public Report (PDF 319 KB) Media Statement

12 August 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police should not have started pursuing a Mazda near Kaitaia in the early hours of 10 October 2020. The fleeing driver crashed the Mazda seconds after Police abandoned the pursuit. The fleeing driver and three passengers were injured, and one passenger died.

Public Report (PDF 607 KB) Media Statement

11 August 2021

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that for the last eight years Police failed to properly monitor whether a consortium of heavy vehicle towing contractors, operating under a contract with Police for vehicle recovery on the Auckland Motorways, have been compliant with the law.


10 August 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the force used to remove a youth from a car following a pursuit was unjustified.

29 July 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in using force to restrain a youth after he resisted an arrest for disorderly behaviour.


1 July 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers did not use excessive force on a man while in attendance at an address in Matamata.

Public Report (PDF 339 KB) Media Statement

29 June 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer used unjustified force when he placed an intoxicated woman in a headlock and pulled her to the ground on 25 July 2020 in Invercargill.

Public Report (PDF 444KB) Media Statement


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