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Excessive use of force during arrest of youth in Tauranga

5 May 2022 

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s use of force when arresting a 14-year-old boy in March 2019 was unjustified.  While the arrest was lawful, it was undesirable and could have been avoided.

Public Report (PDF 377 KB) Media Statement 

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