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20 July 2017
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing vehicle, which subsequently crashed, was justified in commencing the pursuit and the pursuit was generally conducted in accordance with policy. The front-seat passenger of the pursued car died as a result of the crash.
6 July 2017
The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that a Police officer was justified in fatally shooting Shargin Stephens on Te Ngae Road in Rotorua, on 14 July 2016, after Mr Stephens threatened Police and members of the public with a long-handled slasher.
20 June 2017
The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today on a complaint of excessive force following a traffic stop in Whakatane on 13 May, 2016.
Full Report (PDF, 521 kb)
15 June 2017
The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that members of the Hawkes Bay Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) were justified in shooting Chazz Hall in Clive, Hawkes Bay, on 26 October 2015. Earlier in the evening Mr Hall had shot and killed his former partner, Victoria Foster, at a Napier address.
30 May 2017
The Authority found that Police did not assess and monitor an at-risk female prisoner appropriately while she was in custody. The Authority was unable to determine whether or not Police used excessive force against her.
Full Report (PDF, 519 KB)
24 May 2017
The Authority found that an officer was justified in using pepper spray against the complainant. The first deployment of the Taser by the officer was justified and in accordance with Police policy. The second and third deployments of the Taser were also justified in the circumstances and the force used was reasonable.
Full Report (PDF, 552 kb)
20 April 2017
The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that two Police officers were justified in shooting a man following a domestic incident in Kerepehi, Waikato, on 21 October 2014. The man survived the shooting but suffered several serious injuries as a result.
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