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David Cerven had money troubles and was wanted for three aggravated robberies when he was fatally shot by police in Auckland's Myers Park in August 2015.
Independent Police Conduct Authority has ruled police officers were justified in shooting Slovakian national David Cerven last year, but there were a number of things they could have done differently.
Police were justified in fatally shooting an unarmed man in Auckland's Myers Park but made mistakes that contributed to the confrontation, the police watchdog says.
A coroner's initial finding has revealed a Slovakian man shot dead in a stand-off with police in Auckland's Myers Park was unarmed. Audio
The mother of the 21-year-old Slovak man shot dead in Auckland's Myer Park on Sunday night is devastated by the tragedy. Audio
Several police officers have attended a ceremony to bless the Auckland park where a 21-year-old man was shot dead on Sunday night.
Police have not confirmed whether the 21-year-old man they shot dead in a central Auckland park had a weapon.
An Auckland liquor store worker has described how a man shot dead by the police, robbed her in a calm and even non-threatening manner. Audio