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Media releases 2022

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. 


 

24 March 2022

To date the Authority has received nearly 1900 complaints as a result of the Protest during February and March 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. 

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