10 Jun 2020

Police Commissioner on Armed Response Team scrapping

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 10 June 2020

The Police Commissioner has admitted the police should have consulted earlier and more widely before starting its Armed Response Team trial.

The Commissioner has now scrapped Armed Response Teams stating New Zealanders have shown they don't want an armed police force.

The move has had support from both sides of the political divide with the Greens and the National Party in favour of the move.

Corin Dann speaks to Police Commissioner Andrew Coster.