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Reports on independent investigations 2023

Read summaries and reports of our investigations here.

22 August 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority found that officers were justified in using force, during the arrest of a man (Mr X) in Taranaki. However, we found that an officer was not justified in shooting at the tyres of Mr X’s moving motor vehicle.

Public Report (PDF 576 KB) Media Statement 

 

17 August 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers were justified in using force against a man who was resisting arrest. One officer punched the man in the head and wrestled with him on the ground, and a Police dog handler released his dog to bite the man. The dog handler then kicked the man in the arms and punched him in the head to defend his Police dog.

Public Report (PDF 350 KB) Media Statement 

 

15 August 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler’s decision to use his dog to apprehend a 15 year old male was justified.

Public Report (PDF 385 KB) Media Statement 

 

18 July 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in using force during the arrest of a man in Palmerston North, but that officers failed to adequately search him when later in custody, which enabled the man to attempt to harm himself.

Final Report (PDF 328 KB) Media Statement 


27 June 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has concluded that officers in Counties Manukau Custody Unit failed to recognise Mr Jaye Taueli was losing consciousness while in a restraint chair. This led to a delay in calling an ambulance to provide medical assistance. Mr Taueli died in hospital the following afternoon.

Public Report (PDF 715 KB) Media Statement 

 

20 June 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a woman’s arm was broken during her arrest as a result of an officer using a poor restraint technique.

Public Report (PDF 280 KB) Media Statement 

 

15 June 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler’s decision to command his dog to restrain a woman who was hiding in bushes was not justified.

Public Report (368 KB) Media Statement 

 

8 June 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers were justified in using force against a man who advanced on them with a knife in Rolleston, Christchurch, on 26 November 2021.

Public Report (PDF 330 KB0 Media Statement   

1 June 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler was not justified in using his dog to bite a man who was resisting arrest but was justified in using the dog against a second man who threatened Police.

Public Report (PDF 490 KB) Media Statement 

25 May 2023

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting a man who tried to stab him with a knife in Dacre, a rural area near Invercargill, on 19 March 2022.

Public Report (PDF 404 KB) Media Statement 

 

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