Sufficient and proper basis for investigations under Terrorism Suppression Act
November 8, 2007, 4:17 pm
"While Police are disappointed that consent has not been given for charges to be laid under the Terrorism Suppression Act we note the Solicitor-General's endorsement that Police had a sufficient and proper basis for investigating the activities in question," the Commissioner of Police, Howard Broad, said this afternoon.
Mr Broad was responding to the decision of the Solicitor-General, Dr David Collins, to decline authorisation of any prosecutions under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002.
"The Solicitor-General's tribute to the professionalism and integrity of the New Zealand Police in bringing to an end what he has described as very disturbing activities without a single shot being fired, injury or loss of life will buoy up my staff who have been the butt of considerable comment and criticism since October 15.