14 December 2023
On 20 April 2023 the Independent Police Conduct Authority published ‘The Review: Policing of the Protest and Occupation at Parliament 2022’. 21 complaints about specific incidents during the protest required either a specific investigation or further enquiries to determine what action should be taken. We have now completed our investigations into these complaints and can provide a summary of our findings, which have already been reported to the complainants and officers involved.
12 December 2023
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in arresting a woman for obstruction and resisting arrest, in Wellington on Friday, 14 October 2022. Officers used low-level force on the woman following her arrest, which was reasonable and proportionate given the circumstances.
21 November 2023
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two Police officers were justified in shooting at a man who held three civilian drivers at gunpoint and hijacked their cars while trying to avoid arrest. The man surrendered after the second officer’s shot hit and injured him.