Baby Jacob inquiry
A 25 year-old woman and a 36
year-old man will appear in the Auckland District Court
today charged with abduction of a child.
The pair was
arrested this afternoon by officers investigating the
overnight removal of a 10 day old infant, known as Baby
Jacob, from the newborn intensive care unit in Auckland's
The baby boy was located by Police this
morning and returned to hospital where he remains in the
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"Unlawful, Unjustified And Unreasonable": Report Into Urewera Raids Finds Police Acted Unlawfully
Independent Police Conduct Authority Chair Judge Sir David Carruthers said today that the decision by the then Commissioner of Police to undertake the operation in Ruatoki Valley and elsewhere on 15 October 2007 was reasonable and justified.
“However, the road blocks established by Police at Ruatoki and Taneatua were unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable... Police had no legal basis for stopping and searching vehicles or photographing drivers or passengers,” he said...
The report also showed that the detention of the occupants at five properties examined by the Authority was unlawful and unreasonable. More>>