2 Mar 2016

No charges over fatal police shooting

4:27 pm on 2 March 2016

Nobody will be charged after a police officer shot and killed a man in an Auckland park last year.

Myers Park, central Auckland, Monday 3 August.

Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

David Cerven, 21, was shot in Myers Park in the central city in August.

He was being sought in relation to three robberies.

Police said at the time he claimed to be armed, and that he was fatally shot after twenty minutes of negotiations.

It was later revealed that he was not armed at all and no weapon was found at the scene.

Police released an image of David Cerven, 21, on Sunday, saying they wanted to locate him in relation to three armed robberies on the North Shore.

David Cerven Photo: NZ POLICE

In a statement today, police said they considered the actions of officers at the park were justified.

An investigation into police policies and procedures is still ongoing.

A separate investigation into the fatal shooting by the Independent Police Conduct Authority is also ongoing.

A spokesperson said it was progressing well but was unlikely to be released until the middle of the year.