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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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  • Warning system saves court time

    Warning system saves court time

    Crime rates have dropped to their lowest level for 24 years - but police are not solving any more of their cases. Instead, they say they are focusing on preventing major crimes, rather than resolving minor ones. The drop in crime figures across the board come at the same time as courts statistics show a 14 per cent fall in new cases entering the justice system's busiest jurisdiction - District Court cases dealt with by judges sitting alone. The drop is primarily a result of the police ...
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  • Delay in police-raid inquiry 'an outrage'

    Delay in police-raid inquiry 'an outrage'

    Police have been accused of a "scandalous delay" of more than three years in investigating the case of a Wellington man who suffered a broken neck when police raided a party. Wellington police say it will be another six weeks or so before they issue their findings over an incident involving Jakob Christie, who suffered a fractured vertebra when police closed down a party in Homebush Rd, Khandallah, in September 2009. Police "had committed a serious crime and have tried for years to cover it u...
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  • Teflon John avoids prosecution

    Teflon John avoids prosecution

    Opposition parties are calling on Prime Minister John Key to dump John Banks as a minister despite police deciding not to take any action against the MP over donations to his mayoral campaign. Police said today there was insufficient evidence to charge Banks, despite finding he knew about $50,000 donation from internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and a $15,000 donation from SkyCity ahead of his 2010 Auckland mayoralty campaign. The donations were listed as anonymous. Dotcom claimed he discussed the ...
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