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Use of dog to arrest car thieves in New Plymouth justified

31 January 2023 

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler’s decision to command his dog to restrain two young people while arresting them for attempting to steal a car was a justified, necessary and proportionate response in the circumstances and the arrests were legally justified.

Public Report (PDP 413 KB) Media Statement 

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