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Charge of Male assaults Female as it relates to people who identify as Transgender.

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From: Roger Calkin

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am a New Zealand citizen who resides in Porirua NZ.

I request answers to the following questions around policy surrounding the charge of Male assaults Female as it relates to Transgender people;

1. If a Transgender person who was born male, but now identifies as female assaults a female would policy see them charged with Male Assaults Female, or Common Assault?

2. If a Transgender person who was born female but now identifies as male assaults a female would policy see them charged with Male Assaults Female, or Common Assault?

3. If a Transgender person who was born female but now identifies as male but now identifies as male assaults a Transgender person who was born male but now identifies as female would policy see them charged with Male Assaults Female, or Common Assault?

4. If a male assaults a Transgender person who was born male but now identifies as female would policy see them charged with Male Assaults Female, or Common Assault?

5. Is it policy of NZ police to first request the identifying gender of all parties when deciding on the the Male Assaults Female, or Common Assault?

6. How many Transgender people identifying as a gender other than their birth gender have been charged with Male Assaults Female in the last year?

7. How many Transgender people identifying as a gender other than their birth gender have been charged with Common Assault in the last year where the victim has been female?

Yours faithfully,

Roger Calkin

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Tēnā koe Mr Calkin

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request
below, received by Police on 20 April 2021.

 

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.

 

You can expect a response to your request on or before 19 May 2021.

 

Ngā mihi
Sarah

Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police National Headquarters Wellington

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Tēnā koe Mr Calkin
 
I refer to your request of 20 April 2021 for the following information:

 

I request answers to the following questions around policy surrounding the
charge of Male assaults Female as it relates to Transgender people;

1. If a Transgender person who was born male, but now identifies as female
assaults a female would policy see them charged with Male Assaults Female,
or Common Assault?

2. If a Transgender person who was born female but now identifies as male
assaults a female would policy see them charged with Male Assaults Female,
or Common Assault?

3. If a Transgender person who was born female but now identifies as male
but now identifies as male assaults a Transgender person who was born male
but now identifies as female would policy see them charged with Male
Assaults Female, or Common Assault?

4. If a male assaults a Transgender person who was born male but now
identifies as female would policy see them charged with Male Assaults
Female, or Common Assault?

5. Is it policy of NZ police to first request the identifying gender of
all parties when deciding on the the Male Assaults Female, or Common
Assault?

6. How many Transgender people identifying as a gender other than their
birth gender have been charged with Male Assaults Female in the last year?

7. How many Transgender people identifying as a gender other than their
birth gender have been charged with Common Assault in the last year where
the victim has been female?

 

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in which to respond to your request, pursuant to section 15A(1) of the
Official Information Act (OIA). Specifically section 15A(1)(b),
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proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the
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Police require until 2 June 2021 to provide a substantive response to your
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Ngā mihi
Fiona
Ministerial Services
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New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Mr Calkin

 

I refer to your request 20 April 2021 for information on the policy
surrounding the charge of Male assaults Female as it relates to
Transgender people.

 

Unfortunately we are not going to be able to meet the extended due date of
2 June 2021.

 

I can confirm that your request has been compiled and is currently
progressing through our internal consultation process.

 

Although I am unable to confirm a release date at this stage, in normal
circumstances this process can take up to eight working days.

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with a response
to your query. We are endeavouring to provide this to you as soon as
possible.
 
Ngā mihi
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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Kia ora Roger

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on 20 April 2021.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with this
response.

Kind regards, Brittany
Ministerial Services PNHQ

 

 

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