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Media releases 2021

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.

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.

22 June 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers were justified in pursuing offenders who had stolen cars and burgled a liquor store in Christchurch on 11 November 2019. The use of a Police dog to assist in the arrest of one of the men was reasonable and proportionate.

17 June 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority investigated a complaint that excessive force was used on a youth following his arrest in Wellington on 12 January 2020.

25 May 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in shooting a man when he pointed a firearm at an officer.

13 May 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, although two Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) officers were acting in self-defence when they fired at Astin Hooper immediately after he shot at them, their prior actions were not justified in the circumstances overall. The AOS officers escalated the situation by driving past an existing cordon towards Mr Hooper, which resulted in him firing at them.

11 May 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of a Police dog to bite a young person (14 years old) following a pursuit was not justified in the circumstances.

4 May 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers were justified in firing shots at a male passenger in a car fleeing Police to avoid arrest on the Northern Motorway in October 2018. The man had fired a shotgun at Police at various stages during the chase.

22 April 2021

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that on 15 September 2019, Police in Manukau did not take appropriate actions to care for a man held in their custody who drifted in and out of consciousness for almost three hours before he was taken to hospital.

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