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12 October 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers should have made further enquiries when dealing with an incident involving Tevita Filo on 6 January 2016, and that a Police dispatcher did not pass on all the available information.

Full Report (PDF, 461 kb) Media Statement

5 October 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that the force used by Officer A in removing Mr X from his vehicle was reasonable and justified.

Full Report (pdf, 428 kb)

21 September 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Michael Taylor at Paeroa on 10 June 2016.

Full Report (PDF, 481 kb) Media Statement

14 September 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a number of shortcomings and delays with a Police investigation gave the appearance that two off-duty Police officers had received favourable treatment.

Full Report (PDF, 527 kb) Media Statement

12 September 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in using a Taser on a prisoner on 26 January 2017, because the prisoner was not directly assaulting or threatening him or others at the time. However, Police were justified in using other force to restrain the prisoner.

Full Report PDF 489 kb) Media Statement

7 September 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that there were shortcomings by Police when pursuing Alaric Eccleston in Auckland on 8 September 2016. While a first pursuit was started and abandoned according to police policy, the second pursuit should not have been commenced.  

Full Report (PDF, 560 kb) Media Statement

25 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Ford Hurinui in Motueka on 20 August 2015. Mr Hurinui survived the shooting but received injuries to his heart and liver.

Full Report (PDF, 539 KB) Media Statement

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.

Full Report (PDF 456 kb) Media Statement

18 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a sergeant’s use of a Taser on a young man was excessive and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF, 520 kb) Media Statement

13 July 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Wattie Kahu twice in Whanganui on 24 March 2016. Mr Kahu survived the shooting but received injuries to his leg and head.

Full Report (PDF, 507 kb) Media Statement

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.

Full Report (PDF, 591 kb) Media Statement

29 June 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that two Police officers who shot Shane Shortcliffe on 28 April 2015, while was he was under a house in Manurewa, Auckland, were justified in doing so.

Full Report (PDF, 544 kb) Media Statement

21 June 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority released a report today finding that members of the Waikato Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) were justified in shooting Nicholas Marshall in Hamilton on 12 July 2016.

Full Report (PDF, 530 kb) Media Statement

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.

Full Report (PDF, 546 kb) Media Statement

31 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s third use of a Taser on a man in Christchurch was disproportionate and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF, 515 kb) Media Statement

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)

17 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing driver along the Wellington waterfront put the public at unnecessary and unjustified risk.

Full Report (PDF, 532 kb) Media Statement

11 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police should have responded with more urgency to two 111 calls made by a woman in Omapere, Northland on 26 October 2015. 

Full Report (PDF, 508 kb) Media Statement

4 May 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Napier Police staff involved in a 70 kilometre pursuit that commenced on 7 March 2016 generally complied with Police policy.

Full Report (PDF 624 kb) Media Statement

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.

Full Report (PDF, 516 kb) Media Statement

13 April 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a Christchurch man was disproportionate and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF, 498) Media Statement

9 March 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a sergeant’s use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Auckland man, while he was in a small cubicle at Counties Manukau Police station, was contrary to policy, excessive and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF, 492 kb) Media Statement

23 February 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a probationary constable’s use of a Taser on an Auckland man as he ran away from Police was contrary to policy and unjustified.

Full Report (PDF, 488 kb) Media Statement

9 February 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer’s investigation into a crash involving an off-duty officer fell short of the expected standard and was not sufficiently thorough and accurate.

Full Report (PDF, 515 kb) Media Statement

12 January 2017

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police actions breached policy when a sergeant directed a probationary constable to Taser a Greymouth man.

Full Report (PDF, 486kb) Media Statement


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