Use of Interpreters in taking Formal Written Statements at the Police Station

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From: H Rogers

Dear New Zealand Police,

Please can you supply the Police Policy and the relevant section of the Police Guidelines/Manual relating to the use of foreign language interpreters when interviewing defendants and witnesses whose first language is not English.

Specifically, police interviews at the police station when police officers take formal written statements or DVD statements in respect of criminal allegations or charges which are later provided as a disclosure under the Criminal Disclosure Act.

Finally, the regulations used to authenticate such statements when an interpreter is used.

I confirm I am a New Zealand citizen and I reside in Auckland

Yours faithfully,

H Rogers

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From: "H Rogers" <[FOI #12270 email]>
Date: 19/02/2020 12:11PM
Subject: Official Information request - Use of Interpreters in taking
Formal Written Statements at the Police Station

Dear New Zealand Police,
Please can you supply the Police Policy and the relevant section of the
Police Guidelines/Manual relating to the use of foreign language
interpreters when interviewing defendants and witnesses whose first
language is not English.
Specifically, police interviews at the police station when police officers
take formal written statements or DVD statements in respect of criminal
allegations or charges which are later provided as a disclosure under the
Criminal Disclosure Act.
Finally, the regulations used to authenticate such statements when an
interpreter is used.
I confirm I am a New Zealand citizen and I reside in Auckland
Yours faithfully,
H Rogers
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From: H Rogers

Dear New Zealand Police,

While I do recognise you are extremely busy at the moment given the announcement today or Level 3 to Level 4 on Wednesday.

A reply to this and seeking an extension might be appropriate in the circumstances.

Yours faithfully,

H Rogers

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