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Police acknowledge IPCA findings

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Attribute to Superintendent Tony Hill, Northland District Commander:

Police acknowledge the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report into a prosecution matter in Northland District.

In June 2020, Police initially charged a man with assault following an incident outside a Whangārei bar.  At a later date, the charge was subsequently withdrawn by Police.

The IPCA examined whether a senior officer (Officer B) influenced this prosecution outcome and whether Police’s Conflict of Interest Policy was breached.

Police accepts the IPCA’s finding that there was a conflict of interest for the senior officer and that he should not have been involved in the case.

An employment investigation has been concluded.


Sinelle Fernandez/NZ Police