Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Police response to Gisborne IPCA report

Police response to Gisborne IPCA report

Police staff in Gisborne have undertaken refresher driver training after an Independant Police Conduct Authority report into a fatal crash in the area last year.

Dylan Kingi, 28, Peter Bunyan, 27, and Holly Gunn, 25, were killed when the car they were in crashed on Nelson Rd, Gisborne in July last year. Mr Kingi was the driver of the vehicle, which crashed after police lost sight of it during a pursuit.

Mr Kingi recorded an excess breath alcohol reading of 210 mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80mg. He had four previous convictions for drink-driving. He was also driving without a licence. The inquest into the three deaths is yet to be held by the coroner.

Eastern District Commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle said police accepted the authority's findings and had already reinforced to staff police policy around fleeing drivers.

"The officer involved in the incident has undergone remedial training and has been recertified as a "gold" licensed driver under the Professional Police Driving Programme (PPDP). A PPDP panel has reviewed the officer's actions during this incident and reminded him of his responsibilities under the police urgent duty driving and fleeing driver policies.

"He is well aware now of his responsibilities should such an event occur again," Mr Hoyle said.

All Road Policing staff had been made aware of the need for absolute compliance around police policy on fleeing drivers and they were expected to adhere to all aspects of the policy and procedure without exception.

'I know my staff will be extra vigilant in any future pursuits they undertake. We will continue to review every crash where a fleeing driver has been involved as per our protocols," he said.

Regarding the authority's references to the Communications Centre, Mr Hoyle said the centres were currently reviewing their practices for handing control of fleeing driver incidents from one supervisor to another.

"The dispatcher involved in this incident has undergone refresher training in the requirements of the fleeing driver policy and the pursuit controller has been reminded of the policy's abandonment procedures," Mr Hoyle said.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news