13 Jul 2020

Police racial bias figures questioned

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 13 July 2020

The police's own figures have debunked claims made by the former Police Commissioner that there is no racial bias when it comes to deciding if a suspect should be charged.

At a Pandemic Response Select Committee in April, Mike Bush told MPs that discretion was applied evenly across all communities.

It turns out the stats he was using were flawed.

RNZ's Meriana Johnsen reports.