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Unlawful arrest and dog bite of youth for breach of bail

2 June 2022

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was not legally justified in arresting a youth for breaching a bail condition in Porirua on 4 October 2020. The officer neglected to consider the youth’s age, which meant he could not lawfully arrest the youth for his first breach of a bail condition. The officer was also unjustified in using a Police dog to make the arrest.

Public Report (PDP 351 KB) Media Statement 

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