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The police watchdog is reopening its inquiry into the fatal shooting of Rotorua man Shargin Stephens by an officer.
The Independent Police Conduct Authority says it will now take an "in-depth review"… Video, Audio
The Independent Police Conduct Authority is considering reopening its inquiry into the police shooting of Rotorua man Shargin Stephens.
Stephens was shot and killed after smashing up a police car… Audio
The police watchdog has found the use of force against a man while he was being released from custody went too far.
The man was arrested for reckless driving in January last year - and was later… Audio
The police watchdog has launched a nationwide probe after the police in Masterton admitted to illegally photographing young Māori in the district.
The practice came to light after inquires from RNZ… Audio
A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), published yesterday raised concerns around decision-making over police pursuits. Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft joins The Panel to… Audio
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the police were not justified in carrying out a pursuit which led to the death of an innocent motorist in Christchurch.
Nurse Kenneth McCaul… Audio
Police are talking to the four officers who held a man down as they arrested him for tagging a wall in Auckland in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Bystanders who filmed the altercation are… Audio
A police officer was driving carelessly during a pursuit that ended with an injured motorcyclist, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found.
The police watchdog has found a police officer grossly abused his power by intentionally and forcefully kneeing a man in the head twice during an arrest in South Auckland.
IPCA has interviewed Detective Inspector Kevin Burke as part of an independent investigation into allegations against him, but says the outcome could be months away. Audio
Police decisions to pursue are complicated and made quickly under pressure, the Police Association president says, and an upcoming report is not likely to solve the problem.
There were multiple shortcomings in a police investigation of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a teenage student, an Independent Police Conduct Authority inquiry has found.
People should not be held in custody while waiting for bail documents, the IPCA says.
The use of a police dog to catch a woman who fled from officers was excessive, the Independent Police Conduct Authority says.
A senior Dunedin detective's involvement in a case he had no official role in, and which led to a confession being thrown out of court, did not meet good practice, the police watchdog says.
When should the police give chase to a fleeing vehicle? When the driver has run a red light or gone over the speed limit, or should the threshold be higher? These are the kinds of questions the… Audio
A police officer who fatally shot a man in Porirua last year acted lawfully, the police watchdog has found.
A police officer used excessive force by putting a man in a carotid hold during an arrest in Wellington, the IPCA has ruled.
A Hamilton man killed by police during a raid in July tried to blast an officer with a shotgun before police fired eight shots at him, a watchdog's report says.
Tasering a man who was lying face down on the ground was "disproportionate and unjustified", the Independent Police Conduct Authority says.