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Media releases 2022

24 March 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers were legally justified in shooting a man, Joel Buckley, in Hamilton on 14 July 2021 in self-defence.

 

22 March 2022

On 27 December 2019, Police arrested a man for obstruction in Masterton. The man was aggressive and was pepper sprayed by the arresting officer.    

17 March 2022

On 6 July 2017, the Independent Police Conduct Authority published a report on its independent investigation into Police’s fatal shooting of Shargin Stephens, which occurred on 14 July 2016 in Rotorua. The investigation found that a Police officer was legally justified in fatally shooting Shargin Stephens after Mr Stephens threatened Police and members of the public with a long-handled slasher. 

3 March 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were not justified in arresting a man for obstruction in Wellington on 27 February 2021. 

8 February 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the use of a Police dog to apprehend a man following a pursuit was not justified. 

3 February 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using force against a man who was resisting arrest. 

1 February 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an Auckland District Court custody officer acted criminally when he repeatedly behaved in an unwanted and sexually inappropriate manner towards a colleague in 2018.  The custody officer also subjected two other colleagues to this type of behaviour.   

28 January 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a Police dog to arrest a man in Palmerston North on 15 June 2021. 

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