What is the cost of the March 2022 Parliament arrests of 253 people in the NZ Courts system?

Erika Whittome made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: Erika Whittome

Dear Ministry of Justice,
In March 2022, there were 122 people arrested and charged with trespassing on Parliament’s front lawn in the first week of the protest that lasted nearly a month.

The number of total arrests from the protests is more than double that, with 253 people charged “in relation to protest activity” according to police in this NZ Herald article
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/parliament...

What is the cost to date for these prosecutions in the NZ Court System?
What is the budgeted cost for 2023 to continue with the remaining charges?

Yours faithfully,

Erika Whittome

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Kia ora Erika,

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Tēnā koe Erika

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 request below, received by Police from the Ministry of Justice on 11 January 2023.

Police is responding to the following question:

"What is the cost to date for these prosecutions in the NZ Court System?"

Your reference number is IR-01-23-741.

You can expect a response to your request on or before 13 February 2023 unless an extension is needed.

Ngā mihi
Catherine
Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters

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