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Media Releases 2010

Multiple breaches of policy in pursuit where officer seriously injured

17/12/10 - Multiple breaches of policy occurred during a Police pursuit that left an officer seriously injured when he was hit by the pursued vehicle. More>>

Police complied with law and policy in triple fatal pursuit

17/12/10 - The Police pursuit of a car that crashed, killing three people, was conducted according to law and policy. More>>

Review of treatment and conditions for young people in Police custody

10/12/10 - The treatment and conditions experienced by children and young people in Police custody is to be jointly reviewed by three oversight agencies to ensure it is safe, humane, and meets international standards. More>>

Police complied with law and policy in two fatal pursuits

03/12/10 - The Police officers involved in two fatal pursuits near Warkworth and Murchison in early 2010 complied with law and policy and no aspect of their conduct can be faulted, after investigations by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. More>>

Death in Custody of Anthony McGuire

03/11/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that several Police officers failed in their duty of care towards Anthony McGuire, who hanged himself in Police custody in Rotorua on 26 May 2008. More>>

Authority Chair elected to UN body

30/10/10 - The Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Honourable Justice Lowell Goddard, has been elected to a United Nations human rights body with international oversight of places of custody and detention. More>>

Fatal Police pursuit complied with all policies

27/08/10 - A Police pursuit of a 22 year old motorcyclist that ended with him losing control and dying in a crash in Palmerston North last year was conducted in full accordance with Police policies. More>>

Terms of Reference released for second part of Child Abuse Inquiry

20/08/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority will carry out an assessment of progress made by Police in their investigation of child abuse, as it undertakes the second phase of its Child Abuse Inquiry. More>>

Complaints regarding Operation Tam

13/08/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has concluded its investigations of complaints regarding Operation Tam, the Police investigation of the disappearance and murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope in the Marlborough Sounds on New Year’s Eve 1997. More>>

New guidance for Police detention facilities

13/08/10 - New guidance is being produced to raise awareness of the standards expected in Police detention facilities. More>>

Use of force against Rawiri Falwasser

06/08/10 - The actions of four Police officers who used force against Rawiri Falwasser at Whakatane Police station were unnecessary, unreasonable, and unjustified, concludes a report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. More>>

Fatal pursuit of Pehi Tahana

26/07/10 - A fatal Police pursuit that covered more than 43 kilometres between the Bay of Plenty and Waikato was plagued with communication difficulties and should have been abandoned in its later stage, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found. More>>

Police acted lawfully in fatal shooting of Shayne Richard Sime

18/06/10 - Members of the Police have been found to have acted lawfully when they fatally shot Christchurch man Shayne Richard Sime in June 2009. More>>

Improvements to Police practices in child abuse investigations

18/05/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has recommended Police undertake an extensive series of improvements to practices, policies and procedures for the investigation of child abuse. More>>

Police response to the shooting of Navtej Singh

14/05/10 - Sixteen recommendations have been made to Police by the Independent Police Conduct Authority following its investigation into the Police response to the shooting of Navtej Singh. More>>

Christopher Kahui trial

30/04/10 - In response to the release of correspondence relating to a complaint regarding Christopher Kahui, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has issued the following statement: More>>

Henderson Police station assault allegations

25/04/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has confirmed media reports that it is investigating allegations of assault by police officers at the Henderson Police station. More>>

Fatal shooting of Lee Jane Mettam

15/04/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Whangarei-based officer was lawfully justified in fatally shooting Lee Jane Mettam on 23 October 2008. More>>

Recommendation in respect of Superintendent Thomas

14/04/10 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority has completed its investigation into the Police response to the actions of Superintendent Graham Thomas on 12 and 13 December 2008. More >>

Police pursuit amounted to misconduct

16/2/10 - Police actions in pursuing a speeding driver through a busy part of central Christchurch in December 2008 breached policy and amounted to misconduct, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found. More >>

Drunk driver could have been stopped before fatal crash

12/1/10 - A drunk driver who killed three young people in a fatal collision in Taranaki four-and-a-half years ago could have been legally prevented from driving. More >>



 

Other recent reports

16/11/10 - IPCA Annual Report 2009/2010

22/06/10 - IPCA Statement of Intent 2010/11-2012/13

13/10/09 - Review of Police pursuits

 


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