Information about case files refused under OIA

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

I have noticed recently that you refuse a large amount of case files under s6(c) of the OIA. Most of these I've personally been confused about as when I finally receive the file it appears that they weren't under "active investigation" when originally refused.

Note that this request is limited for only case files relating to traffic offences

For the year 2018, I would like to request:
1) the number of case files relating to traffic offences requested under the OIA
2) the number of those case files refused under s6(c)
3) for each of the case files refused under s6(c):
a) The case file number
b) In regards to the last comment on the case file made by the investigating officer (ie, not new comments from the reporter, or comments related to the OIA request, or general filing comments. I'm after actual comments that are showing that the case is under "active investigation"), the number of cases that have that last investigative comment made:
i) less than 20 days prior to the refusal
ii) more than 20, but less than 40 days prior to the refusal
iii) more than 40 days prior to the refusal
iv) do not have such a comment (ie, no active investigation has been done)
c) In regards to the first comment on the case file made by the investigating officer (ie, not the original report made by the public, and not comments merely assigning the officer. I'm after the comments that are showing that the "active investigation"), the number of cases that have had the first investigative comment made:
i) less than 20 days after the complaint was made
ii) more than 20, but less than 40 days after the complaint was made
iii) more than 40 days after the complaint was made
iv) do not have such a comment (ie, no active investigation has been done)
d) For all the case files that meet either 3(b)(iii), 3(b)(iv), 3(c)(iii), or 3(c)(iv), a brief reason why the case was refused under s6(c) of the OIA if there is no evidence to the case being under active investigation.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: WRIGHT-MCCARTHY, Hannah
New Zealand Police

Dear Hugh

I refer to your request of 2 May 2019 as below.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982.

Ngā mihi

Hannah Wright-McCarthy
Ministerial Services Advisor
Police National Headquarters

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