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Media releases 2022

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.  

13 September 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not justified in kicking a man’s head while arresting him in Christchurch on 2 March 2021. 

8 September 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) and Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) have today released their Joint Inquiry into Police conduct when photographing members of the public. The report has found that a general lack of awareness amongst Police of their obligations under the Privacy Act has led to officers routinely taking, using and retaining photographs when it is not lawful for them to do so. It also found that thousands of photographs of members of the public have been kept on the mobile phones of individual officers or, if transferred to the Police computer system, not destroyed after there is no longer a legitimate need for them. 

1 September 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police need to establish clear supervision expectations for supervisors if they are expected to manage officers’ behaviour while off-duty. 

30 August 2022

The IPCA would like to hear from anyone who owns CCTV or video footage of Police activities at the Parliament Protests in February and March this year. 

25 August 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer should not have used a Police dog to pull a man from a car after he refused to accompany Police to the station for breath test procedures in Invercargill on 18 October 2020. 

23 August 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were not justified in using a Police dog to detain one of two youths arrested on 3 August 2021. 

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