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Media releases 2022

15 November 2022

In a report released today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found major deficiencies in the way in which Police are responding to fraud complaints, which potentially undermines trust and confidence in not only NZ Police but the criminal justice system generally. However, addressing these deficiencies is only part of the solution to New Zealand’s overall fraud problem.  To meaningfully reduce the number of New Zealanders affected by fraud we recommend Police lead the development of a fraud prevention strategy incorporating both public and private sector agencies.  

1 November 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police responded appropriately to five 111 calls made by a woman in rural Bay of Plenty.

27 October 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police unlawfully entered a Bay of Plenty home on 2 November 2020. 

18 October 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting at a man who shot at officers and a Police dog in Tangowahine, a rural area near Dargaville,  on 1 December 2020. 

11 October 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police used excessive force when they arrested a man, who had earlier run from a suspicious car that contained a rifle, after it was stopped in Hastings on 18 January 2021. 

6 October 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer who fired nine shots at a man in Te Teko on 27 May 2020, was justified in firing some, but not all of the shots. 

29 September 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a range of tactics, including Tasers, to arrest a man who was trying to escape in Inglewood on 21 May 2020. The man complained to the Authority about the level of force used during his arrest. 

27 September 2022

On 2 September 2020, Police pursued a car where the driver shot at pursuing officers. The pursuit was abandoned but recommenced after the fleeing driver’s car had been spiked. We found that the recommencement of the pursuit was justified, and that a subsequent decision not to abandon the pursuit, after the driver again fired on Police, was reasonable in the circumstances. 

20 September 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a Police dog to arrest a man between Rotorua and Taupō on 24 April 2021. 

15 September 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an off-duty Police Officer used excessive force when apprehending a 14-year-old boy whom he caught stealing from his North Auckland property in July 2019.  

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