Police communications about use of white supremacist 'thin blue line' imagery

Laura Drew made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Laura Drew

Tēnā koutou Ngāti Poaka,

Recently a police officer, Matthew Hunt, was killed on duty.

I would like to know what led to Police making the decision to use the 'thin blue line' imagery on social media after this event.

Please release the following information:

1. All documents, including meeting minutes and internal communications, regarding the use of this imagery and any other imagery that was considered.

2. All documents, including meeting minutes and internal communications, regarding public feedback and plans to discontinue use of the imagery.

3. All documents, including meeting minutes and internal communications, relating to the use of this imagery overseas and any associations with fascist or white supremacist movements.

Please provide this information in an accessible, searchable format and consider quitting your jobs.

Ngā mihi,

Laura Drew

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New Zealand Police

Kia ora 

I refer to your request of 28 June 2020 as below.

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

Ngā mihi

Hannah

Ministerial Services

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From: "Laura Drew" <[FOI #13174 email]>
Date: 28/06/2020 09:45PM
Subject: Official Information request - Police communications about use of
white supremacist 'thin blue line' imagery

Tēnā koutou Ngāti Poaka,
Recently a police officer, Matthew Hunt, was killed on duty.
I would like to know what led to Police making the decision to use the
'thin blue line' imagery on social media after this event.
Please release the following information:
1. All documents, including meeting minutes and internal communications,
regarding the use of this imagery and any other imagery that was
considered.
2. All documents, including meeting minutes and internal communications,
regarding public feedback and plans to discontinue use of the imagery.
3. All documents, including meeting minutes and internal communications,
relating to the use of this imagery overseas and any associations with
fascist or white supremacist movements.
Please provide this information in an accessible, searchable format and
consider quitting your jobs.
Ngā mihi,
Laura Drew
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