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  • NZ lawyer censured after assault charge

    NZ lawyer censured after assault charge

    A Thames former lawyer and police officer has been censured by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal after being convicted on a charge of male assaults female (MAF).

    Dugal Matheson was first found guilty of the charge in the Hamilton District Court in 2013. The incident occurred in 2011, when Matheson still had a practising certificate.

    Matheson appealed to the High Court, and his appeal was dismissed on 3 June last year.
    A report released by the New...
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  • West Coast cops sue boss for slander

    West Coast cops sue boss for slander

    Three West Coast police officers have launched a defamation case after what their lawyer describes as a witch hunt..

    Inspector John Canning( above), Senior Sergeant Allyson Ealam, and Senior Sergeant Phillip Barker are placing their careers on the line with the case against Tasman District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus and the Attorney General.

    The trio have a combined 85 years worth of experience in the police force.

    "They're feeling pretty...
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  • Urewera cops block probe

    Urewera cops block probe

    Police involved in the Urewera dawn raids had still not fully co-operated with the agency investigating their actions five years after the controversial operation.Recent briefings from the Independent Police Conduct Authority to Justice Minister Judith Collins said investigators still wanted to interview officers involved in the raids which saw roads blocked and homes searched by armed police. The difficulties in securing an interview will not stop the release of the IPCA's report into the 2007 ra...
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  • Crime victim told to turn detective

    Crime victim told to turn detective



    Police told a man who had his wallet stolen in a bar that he would have to solve his own case if he wanted to get it back.
    The man had stopped at Ponsonby's Golden Dawn bar for 15 minutes on March 16 to farewell a friend, and had his wallet stolen from his back pocket.

    The man, 42, said he did not realise until the next morning that the wallet was missing.
    "I didn't even have a drink. I said goodbye and then buggered off. The next day I couldn't find it . ....
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  • Police inquiry proposals shelved

    Police inquiry proposals shelved

    Work on implementing one of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct has been quietly shelved because of a lack of resources. The commission, headed by Dame Margaret Bazley, was set up in 2004 in response to allegations by Louise Nicholas of police rape and coverup. Its report was published in 2007, making 60 recommendations, including a revamped code of conduct and the recruitment of more women. twelve recommendations were also made regarding the Independent Polic...
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  • Dirty Cop's name supressed

    Dirty Cop's name supressed

    A Christchurch policeman has admitted stealing $2750 in cash that he received from people before ending prosecutions against them. The man has now left the police force. The 63-year-old has interim name suppression, which also prevents the exact nature of his work being reported. He was due for jury trial in the Christchurch District Court starting on Monday but instead he has admitted one representative charge of theft by a person in a special relationship. The charge lists...
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  • Cop's expletive-laden outburst caught on tape

    Cop's expletive-laden outburst caught on tape

    A policeman's expletive-laden tirade at a teenage driver is under investigation by the independent police watchdog after being caught on tape.The officer called the 16-year-old a "dickhead" and "idiot" and repeatedly used the f-word during the stop, apparently because he believed the boy had pulled the finger at him. He was so close during the outburst some of his spittle landed on the young man's face. "I thought he was going to hit me," said Dylan Vaughan, the driver. "Every time I see a pol...
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  • Dotcom cop's evidence 'inconsistent'

    Dotcom cop's evidence 'inconsistent'

    An affidavit from the senior officer in charge of the Kim Dotcom raid contradicts earlier evidence that he gave to the court, a judge has found. Detective Inspector Grant Wormald already faces questions about testimony that he gave in which he said no other agency had spied on the internet entrepreneur. Police must also disclose what they know about stationary cameras placed around Dotcom's home. In the unprecedented ruling from Justice Helen Winkelmann yesterday, government spies will be force...
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  • Senior officers accused of conspiracy, corruption and dishonesty

    Senior officers accused of conspiracy, corruption and dishonesty

    Serious allegations of conspiracy and corruption made against the New Zealand police by a former officer have seen his personal grievance case escalated to the Employment Court. Senior constable Sean Ramkissoon said he was "unfairly" demoted from his sergeant's position in Opotiki and was treated poorly when he became unwell with a stress-related illness in July 2009. Among his complaints were allegations that high-ranking police staff wrongly asserted he was not genuinely sick and pressure...
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  • Former area commander speaks out against police

    Former area commander speaks out against police

    A Northland police area commander has retired abruptly, saying he is frustrated with law enforcement being run like a business. After 12 years as Whangarei and Kaipara area commander Inspector Paul Dimery retired on Friday, citing a differing philosophy between himself and police headquarters. Frontline police safety was being compromised because the force was being run like a business, he told the Whangarei Leader today. That was his biggest frustration, Dimery said. ''Finance is put befo...
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  • West Coast cops sue boss for slander
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    Three West Coast police officers have launched a defamation case after what their lawyer describes as a witch hunt..

    Inspector John Canning( above), Senior Sergeant Allyson Ealam, and Senior Sergeant Phillip Barker are placing their careers on the line with the case against Tasman District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus and the Attorney General.

    The trio have a combined 85 years worth of experience in the police force.

    "They're feeling pretty...
    07-07-2015, 04:25 AM
  • NZ lawyer censured after assault charge
    by admin
    A Thames former lawyer and police officer has been censured by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal after being convicted on a charge of male assaults female (MAF).

    Dugal Matheson was first found guilty of the charge in the Hamilton District Court in 2013. The incident occurred in 2011, when Matheson still had a practising certificate.

    Matheson appealed to the High Court, and his appeal was dismissed on 3 June last year.
    A report released by the New...
    23-06-2015, 11:58 PM
  • Urewera cops block probe
    by admin
    Police involved in the Urewera dawn raids had still not fully co-operated with the agency investigating their actions five years after the controversial operation.Recent briefings from the Independent Police Conduct Authority to Justice Minister Judith Collins said investigators still wanted to interview officers involved in the raids which saw roads blocked and homes searched by armed police. The difficulties in securing an interview will not stop the release of the IPCA's report into the 2007 ra...
    26-04-2013, 12:05 PM
  • Crime victim told to turn detective
    by admin


    Police told a man who had his wallet stolen in a bar that he would have to solve his own case if he wanted to get it back.
    The man had stopped at Ponsonby's Golden Dawn bar for 15 minutes on March 16 to farewell a friend, and had his wallet stolen from his back pocket.

    The man, 42, said he did not realise until the next morning that the wallet was missing.
    "I didn't even have a drink. I said goodbye and then buggered off. The next day I couldn't find it . ....
    21-04-2013, 11:57 AM
  • Police inquiry proposals shelved
    by admin
    Work on implementing one of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct has been quietly shelved because of a lack of resources. The commission, headed by Dame Margaret Bazley, was set up in 2004 in response to allegations by Louise Nicholas of police rape and coverup. Its report was published in 2007, making 60 recommendations, including a revamped code of conduct and the recruitment of more women. twelve recommendations were also made regarding the Independent Polic...
    14-03-2013, 11:02 AM
  • Dirty Cop's name supressed
    by admin
    A Christchurch policeman has admitted stealing $2750 in cash that he received from people before ending prosecutions against them. The man has now left the police force. The 63-year-old has interim name suppression, which also prevents the exact nature of his work being reported. He was due for jury trial in the Christchurch District Court starting on Monday but instead he has admitted one representative charge of theft by a person in a special relationship. The charge lists...
    16-02-2013, 10:54 AM
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