Bad Kiwi Cops

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Inspector Hurimoana Dennis to end police career after teen kidnapping acquittal

A police inspector who was acquitted of kidnapping a 17-year-old boy to end a young love affair will leave the force.Sources have told the Herald …

Crime

Invercargill policeman Ben McLean admits killing wife, shooting her new partner

<b>Appearing in the High Court at Invercargill on Thursday, Benjamin Peter McLean, 48, a police officer for 10 years, pleaded guilty to the murder of</b> …

Crime

Spies slammed by watchdog for 'unlawful' access of database which includes most Kiwis

The senior lawyer charged with oversight of our spies has issued a damning report into "unlawful" access of data about "large proportion of New …

Surveillance

Senior police officer to face criminal charges after sex abuse complaint

<b>Female complainant says "today is a good day" after she was told a senior police officer would be charged with criminal offences after her sex</b> …

New Zealand News

Scott Watson's new appeal sent to Minister of Justice for consideration

Olivia Hope and Ben Smart who vanished on New Year's day 1998.<p>Convicted double murderer Scott Watson's latest appeal has passed it first hurdle with …

New Zealand News

IPCA: Police chokehold on violent Mongrel Mob associate 'amounted to excessive force'

The IPCA ruled the choke hold was excessive.<p>The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found an officer's use of a choke-hold while arresting a …

New Zealand News

Former assistant police commissioner 'threatened to kill' woman

A grieving woman feared for her life after receiving what she believes was a death threat from one of New Zealand's top police officers.

Policing

'Compliance' tasering was use of excessive force - IPCA

Tasering a man who was lying face down on the ground was "disproportionate and unjustified", the Independent Police Conduct Authority says.<p>The …

Policing

Police officer tasered mentally ill man in the back

A Counties Manukau police sergeant's use of a taser on a mentally unwell man while he was held down was "excessive and unjustified", the Independent …

Policing

Second use of taser 'unjustified' - IPCA

A police officer who used a Taser on a man twice during an arrest used unjustified force, an IPCA investigation has found.<p>A man was arrested in …

Policing

Sergeant's use of taser excessive and unjustified - IPCA

Police admit the situation where a taser was used on a 17-year-old who spat at an officer could have been handled better.<p>The Independent Police …

Policing

'It's a crisis in their healthcare, not a criminal act'

The police are wrong to use Tasers on people with mental health issues, mental health advocates say.<p>The police's latest Tactical Options Research …

Health Care

Anger as Napier police officer seen using phone while driving

Just weeks after police slammed motorists using mobile phones while driving, one of their own is to be scrutinised for doing the same thing past a …

Policing

Under Fire: A decade of hurt

In the absence of police charges, it was up to the Bellinghams to pursue "justice" for their son.<p>They were contacted by two former police officers …

New Zealand News

Female police officer assaulted in Ōtāhuhu following Tonga win

A female police officer was knocked unconscious in the Auckland suburb of Ōtāhuhu following Tonga's Rugby League World Cup win on Saturday night.

Policing

Man wrongly arrested by police: watchdog - 16-Nov-2017 - NZ Law and Order news

A man was pepper-sprayed and unlawfully removed from a Lower Hutt apartment complex when he asked police officers to leave, the police watchdog has …

Prisoner claims job loss after seeing guards' kissing

Convicted child murderer Hayden Wallace is claiming he was moved between jobs inside Rimutaka prison as punishment over allegations he made against …

Alleged tomahawk robber's DNA unlawfully obtained by police, rules Court of Appeal

A prosecution against an alleged tomahawk-wielding robber will likely fail after police unlawfully obtained his DNA.The Court of Appeal has today …

New Zealand News

Elite Christchurch Men's Prison guards punished after probe

Christchurch Men's Prison boss John Roper received a final warning after a security breach last year. He is among those on "special leave".<p>Elite …

Police car stolen in New Plymouth as arrest was being made

A police car was stolen while the officer it belonged to was busy making an arrest on Thursday.

New Zealand News

Police officers allegedly kidnapped teen to end underage love affair

Two police officers, one a high-ranking inspector, allegedly kidnapped a teenage boy and threatened him with a rape charge in an attempt to end an …

Crime

'If police did more Jo would still be alive' Jo Pert's dad disappointed in IPCA report

Jo Pert's grieving father says his daughter might be alive today if police had acted on red flags about her killer, who officers let go the night …

Crime

Dotcom wins settlement from police over the 2012 dawn raid which saw him arrested

Kim Dotcom and his former wife Mona have accepted a confidential settlement from the police over the raid which saw him arrested, saying he did so to …

Kim Dotcom

Police lay charges against 100-plus people who attempt suicide or suffer mental health crises

Caleb Smith has three convictions on his rap sheet, including the possession, cultivation, utensils charges laid against him on the night police …

Mental Health

Police must stop 'cowboy posse' pursuit attitude - campaigner

Innocent people will continue to die unless police change their pursuit policy after three people died in crashes in Auckland in a fortnight, a road …

New Zealand News

Two friends dead after early morning police chase

All five people involved in a Monday morning crash that killed two during a police chase were believed to be friends, Auckland police said.

New Zealand News

Complaint at police conduct over Christchurch bar and strip club

James Samson claims police holding a grudge have unfairly targeted his family's businesses.<p>A convicted drug dealer and member of the family behind a …

New Zealand News

Rapper Scribe breaks his silence, says police defamed him

Rapper Scribe has broken his silence over his legal troubles and says he wants to take defamation action against police for posting about him on …

New Zealand News

Parents upset at police access to blood samples taken from babies

The mother of murdered teenager Jane Furlong was stunned to learn blood samples taken from her daughter at birth were later used by the police to …

New Zealand News