Financial redress paid by NZ Police following police action or prosecution

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From: S.I

Dear New Zealand Police,

Please provide a breakdown for the last 5 years of financial redress / compensation / negotiated settlement payments made by NZ Police following police conduct such as negligence, malfeasance, abuse of power on official duties such as, but not limited to, undertaking search warrants, arrest warrants, warrantless searches & arrests, interacting with the public, and problematic prosecutions, for example - failing to prosecute, malicious prosecution, issues with disclosure, vexatious prosecution and so forth.

This would include civil cases where BORA breaches have been litigated.

A brief description of why a payment was made, and the amount paid would be great if possible.

I am a New Zealand citizen residing in Auckland my entire life so I am more than eligible to request this information.



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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request below.

Your reference number is IR-01-23-26592

You can expect a response to your request on or before 19/09/2023 unless an extension is needed.

Ngā mihi,
Ministerial Services - Police National Headquarters

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Tēnā koe S.I                                 

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on 22 August 2023.


Ngā mihi



Advisor | Ministerial Services | Police National Headquarters

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