Tactical Options Reporting Data January-December 2018

Mark Hanna made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was refused by New Zealand Police.

From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

On three previous occasions (ref 16/11336, 16/7758/11, and IR-01-18-5190), NZ Police has released tactical options reporting (TOR) data under the Official Information Act for 6 month periods between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2017.

I understand the annual TOR report covering the 2018 calendar year is being prepared for publication, and is now waiting on the completion of an internal review process before it is expected to be published this month. In light of this, I would like to request some more recent tactical options reporting data.

Please release the following information:

1. TOR data for the 1 January - 31 December 2018 reporting period, in the same format as was released for the July-December 2017 reporting period (ref IR-01-18-5190).

Please also explain any relevant caveats that should be kept in mind when analysing this information.

Please provide all information, including the response letter, in an accessible, searchable format. Please provide the TOR data in a machine-readable format such as CSV or XSLX. I’d be happy if the XSLX format that has been used to release this data previously is used again.

If any part of my request is unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If any of the information that I have requested is unavailable or would be difficult to retrieve, but similar information might be readily available, I would be happy to discuss altering or refining my request.

In each of the previous cases I mentioned in which TOR data has been released under the OIA, it was prepared for release prior to the publication of the TOR report based on that data. As the 2018 TOR report based on this data has already been prepared and is now undergoing internal review, I anticipate that there will now be significantly less work required for NZ Police to release the TOR data for this period.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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From: MAUNDER, Renee
New Zealand Police

Hi

 

I am out of the office until 2 October. You can contact Ministerial
Services at [email address]

 

Regards

 

Renee

 

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New Zealand Police

Kia ora Mark
I acknowledge receipt of your request below.
Kind regards
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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New Zealand Police

Kia ora Mark

I refer to yourrequest of 1 October 2019 for TOR data.

Ihave been asked to let you know that Police requires an extension of time
in which to respond to your request. This extension is pursuant to section
15A(1) of the Official Information Act 1982, because the request
necessitates a search through large amounts of information suchthat a
proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the
original time limit.                                                     
                                      

Policerequire until 20 November 2019 to provide a substantive response to
your request. 

You have theright to ask the Office of the Ombudsman to review this
extension.

Kind regards
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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From: Mark Hanna

Kia ora,

It's almost 5pm now, and today is the last day of this request's extension, but I have not yet received a response. Can you please confirm for me that I will receive a response to this request today?

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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New Zealand Police

Kia ora Mark
The response to your request is currently under review and will be
released to you after that has been completed. 
Unfortunately, the review will not be completed today. 
Our apologies for the delay. 

Ngā mihi

Ministerial Services

PNHQ

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To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: "Mark Hanna" <[FOI #11337 email]>
Date: 20/11/2019 04:52PM
Subject: Re: Official Correspondence from NZ Police

Kia ora,
It's almost 5pm now, and today is the last day of this request's
extension, but I have not yet received a response. Can you please confirm
for me that I will receive a response to this request today?
Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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From: Mark Hanna

Kia ora,

Thank you for the clarification.

I am aware that NZ Police's internal processes required permission from the National Manager: Response and Operations before the release of any information on Police use of force. Is this the approval that is causing the response to this request to be delayed?

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

I have laid a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman regarding the unlawful delay in NZ Police's response to this request.

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New Zealand Police

Good afternoon
 
The answer to the below is, no. The approval and review process is taking
the usual amount of time we put aside for it. However, the collation took
longer than was anticipated when the extension timeframe was worked out
and this is why the response is now overdue.
 
Nga mihi
 
Renee
 
 
-----"Mark Hanna" <[FOI #11337 email]> wrote:
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To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
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From: "Mark Hanna" <[FOI #11337 email]>
Date: 21/11/2019 12:44PM
Subject: Re: Re: Official Correspondence from NZ Police

Kia ora,
Thank you for the clarification.
I am aware that NZ Police's internal processes required permission from
the National Manager: Response and Operations before the release of any
information on Police use of force. Is this the approval that is causing
the response to this request to be delayed?
Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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From: Mark Hanna

Kia ora Renée,

Thanks for the clarification. I look forward to receiving the response once the approval and review process is complete.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

It has now been a week since the legal due date for Police's response to this request. How much longer should I expect to wait before Police will approve the response that has been prepared, and send it?

I'm sure this is not a situation Police wants to find itself in, however it has a duty to uphold the law.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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Kia ora Mark
I have been advised by the work group that they anticipate getting the
response to you before Christmas.
Again, our apologies for the delay.
Kind regards
Ministerial Services
PNHQ
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From: "Mark Hanna" <[FOI #11337 email]>
Date: 27/11/2019 08:32AM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Official Correspondence from NZ Police

Tēnā koe,
It has now been a week since the legal due date for Police's response to
this request. How much longer should I expect to wait before Police will
approve the response that has been prepared, and send it?
I'm sure this is not a situation Police wants to find itself in, however
it has a duty to uphold the law.
Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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Hugh Davenport left an annotation ()

The approval time is taking the same amount of time as usual, yet it still won't be released for a month? Seems a bit fishy to me :)

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

Agreed. I laid a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman when Police first missed their extended due date, but I doubt they will get to the bottom of this.

My experience when I complain about late OIA responses from NZ Police, which happens far too often, is that the complaint will not be processed until well after Police's late response has been received. NZ Police then happily admit to the Office of the Ombudsman that they broke the law, rendering an investigation into my complaint unnecessary and closing it.

Because Police are removed from the jurisdiction of the Office of the Ombudsman when it comes to their powers to investigate under the Ombudsmen Act, thanks to the carveouts of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act, the Office of the Ombudsman is not able to consider many aspects of Police's lack of compliance with the OIA.

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Attachment 01 19 27258 HANNA final response.pdf
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Kia ora Mark
Please the attached response to your Official Information Act request.
Kind regards
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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