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Reports on independent investigations 2022

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

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.

Public Report (PDF 304 KB) Media Statement

 

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.

Public Report (PDF 532 KB) Media Statement 

 

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.

 

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. 

Public Report (PDF 596 KB) Media Statement 

 

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).

Public Report (PDF 294 KB) Media Statement 


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.

Final Report ( PDF 297 KB) Media Statement   

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.

Public Report (PDF 387 KB) Media Statement 

 

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.

Use of force to arrest man in Auckland unjustified (PDF 423 PD) Media Statement  


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.

Public Report (PDF 654 KB) Media Statement 

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.  

Public Report (PDF 514 KB) Media Statement 

   

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