7 June 2023
[FYI request #22867 email]
Request for information
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 22 May 2023. You
I would like all documents related to the release of footage from the Eagle
helicopter to media organisations, specifically footage of a chase in St Heliers
involving an e-scooter released on 16/02/2022 and footage of a laser incident
that was broadcast on Newshub on 18/11/2021. This request would include
documentation prior to the release, and documentation after the footage was
released and broadcast.
Police does not hold any documentation relating to your request. Therefore, your
request has been refused under s18(e) of the OIA as the information requested does
Please note that as part of its commitment to openness and transparency, Police
proactively releases some information and documents that may be of interest to the
public. An anonymised version of this response may be publicly released on the New
Zealand Police website.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this
decision. Information about how t
o make a complaint is available at
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.
Inspector Peter Gibson
TM and District Manager – Ops and Support, TM Operations
New Zealand Police
- [EXTERNAL] Official Information request - Documents related to release of footage from Eagle helicopter.pdf