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Media releases 2022

14 December 2022

 An independent review report has found significant deficiencies in aspects of the management of the person responsible for the 3 September 2021 terror attack at the LynnMall Countdown supermarket. The review was conducted by the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Office of the Inspectorate for the Department of Corrections and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

14 December 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, who committed the terror attack at the LynnMall supermarket on 3 September 2021. Mr Samsudeen died from his injuries.

6 December 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer used unjustified and excessive force during the arrest of a man in South Auckland. 

29 November 2022

The Chair of the Authority, Judge Doherty says: “We worked extensively with Police from 2017 on Fleeing Driver matters and released a collaborative review of events, practices and procedures on 15 March 2019: /Site/publications-and-media/2019-reports-on-investigations/2019-mar-15-fleeing-driver-joint-thematic-review.aspx. This report endorsed the policy approach at the time to fleeing events and highlighted eight recommendations to enhance Police understanding and application of the policy, including changes to the way fleeing driver events are handled, the training given to officers and the way events are recorded and investigated.  Police worked through those recommendations, and we have continued to monitor Police’s progress in this area.  

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. 


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