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Reports on independent investigations 2022

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

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.

Public Report (PDF 295 KB) Media Statement  

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.

Public Report (PDF 298 KB) Media Statement 

 

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. 

Public Report (PDF 488 KB) Media Statement

 

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 publicThe 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.
 

Public Report (PDF 2.86 KB) Media Statement 

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.

Public Report (PDP 646 KB) Media Statement 


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.

Public Report (PDF 540 KB) Media Statement  

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.

Public Report (PDF 33 KB) Media Statement

 

14 July 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a senior officer improperly involved himself in the prosecution outcome for a man who had been charged with assault in Northland on 14 June 2020.

Public Report (PDF 407 KB) Media Statement 

 

 

12 July 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Custody Officer used excessive force when restraining a detainee in Police cells, and officers did not provide the detainee with appropriate care while in custody overnight.

Public Report (PDF 381 KB) Media Statement 

 

14 June 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 326 KB) Media Statement

 

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