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Reports on independent investigations 2021

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

30 November 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the arrest of a man for disorderly behaviour in Palmerston was not justified, and the man should not have been given a formal warning. The Authority also found that the way in which the officers dealt with the incident was unprofessional.

Public Report (PDF 419 KB) Media Statement


 

18 November 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in searching and charging a woman who had been arrested and taken into custody in Whanganui on 1 September 2020.

Public Report (PDF 460 KB) Media Statement 

 

10 November 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of force on a youth (Mr Y) who had hidden in a ceiling cavity was unjustified as Police had no lawful authority to enter the Palmerston North property on 8 November 2020.

Public Report (PDF 440 KB) Media Statement 

4 November 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has today released its review of policing in small communities, which makes 41 recommendations to Police.

Public Report (PDF 1.38 KB) Media Statement


2 November 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in his use of force to detain a young woman who had absconded from hospital.


28 September 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer used excessive force when he struck a man four times while trying to remove him from a patrol car in Waihi on 28 December 2019.

Public Report (PDF 490 KB) Media Statement

21 September 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in the use of a Police dog to arrest a man who tried to run from officers in Dunedin.

Public Report (PDF 341 KB) Media Statement


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.


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