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Media Releases 2011

Reports into fatal and serious injury Police pursuits

22 November 2011 - Two experienced Police officers have been found to have breached policy during separate pursuits of fleeing drivers, after investigations by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. More>>

Fatal pursuits in Blenheim and Onehunga resulting in three deaths

07 September 2011 - Investigations of fatal pursuits in Blenheim and Onehunga that resulted in the deaths of three people have found the Police officers complied with policy and acted lawfully in both cases. More>>

Response to Coroner’s findings in Halatau Naitoko shooting

23 August 2011 - The Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority, Justice Lowell Goddard, has issued the following statement in response to media inquiries following the release of the Coroner’s findings into the death of Halatau Naitoko: More>>

Fatal pursuit of Troy MacKay

05 August 2011 - The investigation of a fatal Police pursuit in Christchurch in June 2010 has concluded officers were justified in commencing it and largely complied with policy throughout. More>>

Error in media reporting of Rawiri Wilson investigation

12 July 2011 - The IPCA has been contacted by several members of the public who are concerned at media reports of the Rawiri Wilson investigation (“Death of Rawiri Wilson at Ohaeawai, Northland”). More>>

Death of Rawiri Wilson at Ohaeawai, Northland

11 July 2011 - An investigation of a fatal collision involving a Police officer in Northland in July 2009 has concluded the officer’s actions were not unlawful. More>>

Death in Police custody amounted to a breach of the duty of care

01 July 2011 - The death in custody of a Whakatane man in December 2008 was marked by omissions and failures by Police officers and Police management and amounted to a breach of the Police duty of care. More>>

Fatal pursuit of Israel Porter near Hamilton in March 2010

16 June 2011 - The Police officer involved in a fatal pursuit near Hamilton in March 2010 has been found to have complied with law and policy, following an investigation by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. More>>

Police justified in commencing pursuits, one fatal, one resulting in injuries

6 May 2011 - Investigations of two separate Police pursuits which occurred in 2010 have found officers were justified in commencing the pursuits, one of them fatal, and one resulting in serious injuries. More>>

Submissions invited on review of custody issues for young people

19 April 2011 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority is inviting submissions or feedback on issues affecting children or young people in Police custody. More>>

Investigation of Martin Folan

12 April 2011 - The conduct of Sgt Martin James Folan remains the subject of an investigation by the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Authority Chair Justice Lowell Goddard confirmed today. More>>

Three reports on vehicle fatalities associated with Police duties

8 April 2011 - Investigations into the deaths of three motorists involved in separate accidents with Police during 2010 have found Police largely complied with policy in two of the incidents, but not in the third. More>>

Release of a Police file regarding Tony Veitch

24 February 2011 - An investigation of the way Police dealt with a request to release a file regarding Auckland broadcaster Tony Veitch has found a number of errors, in a case that has wider public interest implications. More>>

Authority urges continued momentum for change in abuse investigations

17 February 2011 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority is urging Police to continue the momentum for positive change in child abuse investigations, after finding serious failures in the Wairarapa and elsewhere. More>>

Police complied with law and policy in Fitt and Jordan fatal pursuit

7 February 2011 - The Police pursuit of a driver who killed two other motorists in Christchurch was justified and was conducted according to law and policy. More>> 


 

 

 

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