8 Sep 2022

Lawyer responds to findings of police's unlawful activities

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 8 September 2022

Illegal, widespread, and systemic - is how police conduct is being described after a scathing investigation into the routine and illegal photographing and filming of young people and adults by officers. 

The Police Conduct Authority and the Privacy Commission launched their investigation as a result of reporting by RNZ in 2020 that police in Wairarapa were unlawfully photographing young Māori. 

The report shows a "widespread practice" has developed of officers routinely taking photographs of young people and adults in public for later identification with little cause.

Barrister Marie Taylor-Cyphers has been following this story from the beginning and spoke to Māni Dunlop.