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Urgent! Nikau Andrews Arrest.

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From: James Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

I request a copy of any CCTV footage of the Nikau Andrews arrest on Hopetoun St, Auckland CBD as reported below:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/1...

Auckland District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus assures the public that the use of force was justified despite the "low level" nature of the offending and urges the public to exercise caution when judging the use of force by Police as they are viewing it in "isolation" and there is probably a "lack of context to the situation".

Therefore, I argue there is intense public interest in providing some "context" to the arrest, by way of release of CCTV, in view of the global unrest surrounding the BLM movement and there is also a strong interest in accountability of your officers actions. Part of the incident is publically available, so I don't see any significant privacy issues that could not be outweighed by the above.

If Police do not hold CCTV, please transfer the request to AT citing time and location. Please do so swiftly to avoid loss of information.

Yours faithfully,

James.

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From: James Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am a regular user of the OIA and FYI website. In accordance with (what appears to be) your own procedures I would have expected an acknowledgement of this request by now.

So that I can be satisfied that your agency is not once again acting in bad faith, ignoring ("losing/not receiving") this request until I follow it up at some later date, by which time the CCTV footage is lost, please kindly acknowledge this request.

Yours faithfully,

James Scott

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New Zealand Police

Kia ora James
Apologies for the oversight. 
Your request is being actioned. 

Ngā mihi

Hannah

Ministerial Services

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From: "James Scott" <[FOI #13123 email]>
Date: 29/06/2020 01:19PM
Subject: Re: Official Information request - Urgent! Nikau Andrews Arrest.

Dear New Zealand Police,
I am a regular user of the OIA and FYI website. In accordance with (what
appears to be) your own procedures I would have expected an
acknowledgement of this request by now.
So that I can be satisfied that your agency is not once again acting in
bad faith, ignoring ("losing/not receiving") this request until I follow
it up at some later date, by which time the CCTV footage is lost, please
kindly acknowledge this request.
Yours faithfully,
James Scott

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