3 Jun 2020

Man's death in police custody 'tragic' - Police Association

From Checkpoint, 5:25 pm on 3 June 2020

The president of the police association says the death of a man in custody in Hawera is not the result of physical force by officers.

Three police officers - who have name suppression - have been charged with manslaughter.

The officers allegedly failed to provide necessary medical care to the 55-year-old.

But the President of the Police Association, Chris Cahill, told Checkpoint he has been made aware that no force or violence was used by the officers.