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Force used to arrest man in Palmerston North justified but search while in custody inadequate

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 

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