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Media releases 2022

2 June 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not legally justified in arresting a youth for breaching a bail condition in Porirua on 4 October 2020. The officer neglected to consider the youth’s age, which meant he could not lawfully arrest the youth for his first breach of a bail condition. The officer was also unjustified in using a Police dog to make the arrest.  

24 May 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer in Northland was justified in using a Police dog to stop a man trying to avoid arrest. 

5 May 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s use of force when arresting a 14-year-old boy in March 2019 was unjustified. While the arrest was lawful, it was undesirable and could have been avoided. 

5 May 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not justified in arresting a man who was seen urinating on a roller door in the Tauranga CBD, and therefore all subsequent uses of force by that officer were unlawful. 

3 May 2022

On 8 November 2020, Police were justified in using force to effect the arrest of a youth for a suspected family harm incident and breaching a protection order in Christchurch.  

21 April 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer in Auckland used force that was unjustified and excessive during the arrest of a 14-year-old male (Mr X).

14 April 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, when an allegation of theft by a Police Officer was notified to the Police Professional Conduct office around October 2018, an officer failed to make an official record, follow due process, or commence an investigation. 

7 April 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found the Police response was inadequate when they dealt with two family harm episodes, involving a man and his partner, at a property in Gisborne on 1 and 5 January 2020. 

31 March 2022

The IPCA/OPC Joint Inquiry into Police Photographing of members of the Public has been further delayed due to Covid-related impacts.  A new release date will be advised as soon as possible.    

31 March 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer used excessive force during the arrest of a man in Auckland on 21 June 2020. 


 

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