24 Oct 2019

Fears Maori will be targeted in armed police patrols

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 24 October 2019

There are fears a six month trial of police patrol vehicles carrying armed officers will see Maori being targeted more than any other group. Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced last week armed response teams will start patrolling Counties Manukau, Waikato and Canterbury at the end of the month. But many Maori, including the whanau of a man fatally wounded by police in 2000, aren't convinced it will make their lives any safer. Te Aniwa Hurihanganui reports.