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IPCA recommendations must be fully implemented

Kris Faafoi
Police Spokesperson

22 May 2013

IPCA recommendations must be fully implemented

The recommendations made by the Independent Police Conduct Authority after its investigation into Operation Eight must be fully implemented and reported back to the Government and Tuhoe people, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Kris Faafoi.

“This was a very thorough investigation and it is now up to the police to ensure all of the recommendations are put in place as quickly as possible.

“An annual review of the progress being made should be carried out and reported back to the Government and the community affected by the raid.

“While the report found that the investigation and decision to take action in this case was justifiable, it is of deep concern that some of the police activities were unlawful. Innocent people were unnecessarily frightened and intimidated and that is unacceptable.

“It’s vital that action is taken by the police to ensure this does not happen again,” said Kris Faafoi.

ENDS

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