20 Sep 2023

Auckland Police officers discharged from hospital after assault

From Midday Report, 12:44 pm on 20 September 2023

Two police officers injured while arresting an offender in Auckland have now been discharged from hospital.

Police say the pair had followed a vehicle that had failed to stop and were in the process of handcuffing a male offender when he lashed out, attacking them with a heavy object.

One officer was knocked unconscious and both suffered head wounds.

President of the Police Association Chris Cahill spoke to Charlotte Cook.