Unattended Firearms

Malcolm Lock made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

Response to this request is long overdue. By law New Zealand Police should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Malcolm Lock

Dear New Zealand Police,

In reply to my Official information Act request dated 11/12/17 in which I requested information about a search warrant carried out by NZ Police of a firearms dealer during a search warrant in Auckland.

New Zealand Police file number 160907/5594

I request the following information in relation to this incident which involved a formal search warrant.

• How many firearms were seized by New Zealand Police?

• Were any seized firearms left unattended at any time by the NZ Police at the location of where the search warrant was executed Including but not limited to,

1, Any buildings, including residential, public or commercial
buildings?

2, Any out buildings such as wood sheds, garages etc?

3, At any location within the confines of the area stated in the
search warrant, including lawn areas, gardens, deck areas
driveways, any rights of ways?

4, Any curtilage area on the property as stated in the search
warrant?

• Were any instructions given by NZ Police to any member(s) of the public to deliver any firearm(s) to another location?

• If any firearms were left unattended by the New Zealand Police, how long were they left unattended?

• If any firearms were left unattended by the New Zealand Police, how was the New Zealand Police notified that there were unattended seized firearms?

In the NZ polices' reply dated 11th December the NZ police state that this is an employment investigation, therefore the information is readily available due to an investigation already undertaken and does not require any substantial work to supply answers to the questions above.

My request does not require any information relating to the location of the search or any persons involved in the search, whether they be alive or dead therefore there is no issue relating to privacy or which pertains to the affairs of other people.

This request solely relates to accusations made against the NZ police in regards to unattended firearms.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Lock

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From: Malcolm Lock

Dear New Zealand Police,

When is this request going to be completed??

https://fyi.org.nz/request/7065-unattend...

I now expect the request to be completed ASAP without asking for an extension in time.

If the New Zealand police required an extension of time they would have already realised this by now and requested an extension.

The continued delaying tactics of the police to OIA requests has now absolutely gone beyond a joke.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Lock

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