Information regarding police action in a traffic incident in 2017

Hugh Davenport 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: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

I was part of an incident with a vehicle while I was on a bike. The vehicle had pulled out and hit me. I filed a report for this and gave dashcam footage for this (record id 325380034893). I believe that this dashcam footage is now lost due to the time delay.

I've just received the case file summary, and it appears that the Police took no action apart from entering the incident into their system.

I would like to request what actions the Police took for this incident, ie. spoke with driver involved, sent a formal warning, issued a traffic infringement, or nothing apart from file the incident.

I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury. If those policies don't match what actions the Police took into this incident, I would like to request what procedures happen if Police fail to take the actions described in the policy, and whether those procedures have taken place, or are now being scheduled to take place in response to this OIA request.

If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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Here is a copy of your submission for your records.
Submitted on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 09:35

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District or Police National Headquarters (PNHQ): Wellington (including Lower Hutt / Upper Hutt / Porirua / Masterton)
First Name: Hugh
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Family Name: Davenport
Date of birth: 13/03/2019
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==Information you are requesting==
What information do you require?
3 types of requests. Please check attached.

I was part of an incident with a vehicle while I was on a bike.
The vehicle had pulled out and hit me. I filed a report for this
and gave dashcam footage for this (record id 325380034893). I
believe that this dashcam footage is now lost due to the time
delay.
Request 1. I would like to request what actions the Police took
for this incident, ie. spoke with driver involved, sent a formal
warning, issued a traffic infringement, or nothing apart from
file the incident.

Request 2 and 3 in attached

Police reference number: 171201/6379

==Response delivery==
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Please enter your email address:
[FOI #9829 email]
Please confirm your email address:
[FOI #9829 email]

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Online Forms - New Zealand Police,

Given this is now overdue, and the Police rarely ever respond to follow ups, I have reported this to the Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

Given this is now overdue, and the Police rarely ever respond to follow ups, I have reported this to the Ombudsman.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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Dear Hugh

Request for Information

I refer to your correspondence dated 12/03/2019 in which you requested information in relation to police file number 171201/6379.

This reported incident was assessed in accordance with the Solicitor Generals Prosecution Guidelines where principal 5.9.2 states that, in assessing the Public Interest Considerations Against Prosecution, no prosecution should take place "Where the loss or harm can be described as minor and was the result of a single incident, particularly if it was caused by an error of judgement or a genuine mistake"

This incident was assessed on the basis of this principal as not being in the public interest to pursue by way of a prosecution and was filed.

The Solicitor Generals Guidelines can be viewed via the on line link:- https://www.google.com/search?q=solicito...

If you are not satisfied with my response to your request you have the right to complain to the Office of the Ombudsman and seek an investigation and review of my decision.

Kind Regards

Barry Billows
Snr. Constable
BBE574

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

Hi Barry,

In future, can you please use the FYI email address rather than my personal address.

I note that your response didn't actually specifically answer my questions, can you please confirm what I've assumed is correct:

> I would like to request what actions the Police took for this incident, ie. spoke with driver involved, sent a formal warning, issued a traffic infringement, or nothing apart from file the incident.
- My assumption of the Police's response is "no action was taken". It would be handy if I got that in writing from the Police.

> I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury...
- My assumption of the Police's response is that any traffic incident regardless of collision and/or injury/death would be to follow the Solicitor Generals Prosecution Guidelines. I note that you didn't actually send me a copy of those guidelines, but instead a google search link. I assume http://www.crownlaw.govt.nz/assets/Uploa... is the correct document you were referring to? Or is there another? It would be helpful in future to link directly to the document.
I would be interested in the Police's actions with regards to section 5.8.4 of that document. There is no sign that the Police bothered to determine whether the driver had previous convictions, diversions or cautions. I would have hoped the response to my first question was along the lines of "Police looked up the information supplied, found the driver had no previous convictions. The driver was spoken to, it was found that the driver made a genuine mistake, and as such this case was filed due to section 5.9.2 of the Prosecution Guidelines". Given that the case file had no entries apart from my complaint (ie, no entries from the Police), I sincerely doubt that the Police bothered to check this, and simply made no action (or even decided whether 5.9.2 applied), until now when I asked.

> If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?
- No response on this from the Police, I would be interested in these policies of why anyone should bother reporting traffic incidents if the Police specifically don't bother to pursue anything?

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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New Zealand Police

Dear Mr Davenport 
I acknowledge receipt of your below OIA.
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act. 
Kind regards
Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters

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From: Hugh Davenport <[FOI #9829 email]>
Date: 09/05/2019 09:47AM
Subject: Re: Official Information request - Information regarding police
action in a traffic incident in 2017

Dear New Zealand Police,
Hi Barry,
In future, can you please use the FYI email address rather than my
personal address.
I note that your response didn't actually specifically answer my
questions, can you please confirm what I've assumed is correct:
> I would like to request what actions the Police took for this incident,
ie. spoke with driver involved, sent a formal warning, issued a traffic
infringement, or nothing apart from file the incident.
- My assumption of the Police's response is "no action was taken". It
would be handy if I got that in writing from the Police.
> I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for
dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury...
- My assumption of the Police's response is that any traffic incident
regardless of collision and/or injury/death would be to follow the
Solicitor Generals Prosecution Guidelines. I note that you didn't actually
send me a copy of those guidelines, but instead a google search link. I
assume
[1]http://www.crownlaw.govt.nz/assets/Uploa...
is the correct document you were referring to? Or is there another? It
would be helpful in future to link directly to the  document.
I would be interested in the Police's actions with regards to section
5.8.4 of that document. There is no sign that the Police bothered to
determine whether the driver had previous convictions, diversions or
cautions. I would have hoped the response to my first question was along
the lines of "Police looked up the information supplied, found the driver
had no previous convictions. The driver was spoken to, it was found that
the driver made a genuine mistake, and as such this case was filed due to
section  5.9.2 of the Prosecution Guidelines". Given that the case file
had no entries apart from my complaint (ie, no entries from the Police), I
sincerely doubt that the Police bothered to check this, and simply made no
action (or even decided whether 5.9.2 applied), until now when I asked.
> If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take
any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a
traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if
no action will be taken?
- No response on this from the Police, I would be interested in these
policies of why anyone should bother reporting traffic incidents if the
Police specifically don't bother to pursue anything?
Yours faithfully,
Hugh Davenport

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

I would rather not wait another 20 days (most likely more in the Police's case) just for something I originally asked. You didn't actually answer my specific requests, especially the third (which was not even attempted to be answered). My comments are purely aiming at clarifying your response as to ensure I get the correct response for my request. It is not my fault the Police failed to respond correctly the first time, and should not be penalised due to the Police's incompetence in reading and responding to requests.

I remind the Police that this request is overdue, and the Police are not above the law. This has been notified to the Ombudsman. Hopefully you take this on board and ensure that in future OIA responses are handled correctly. I look forward to the prompt response in full to my original request made on March 12, 2019, which was due April 9, 2019. The date today is now May 10 2019, over a month overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: BILLOWS, Barry
New Zealand Police

Dear Hugh

 

My apologies, but I had assumed that the information provided had made it
clear that no action was taken for the reasons already provided, and that
the matter was filed.

 

In terms of your questions relating to police policy matters, these are
presently in the hands of Ministerial Services and will be responded to in
due course.

 

Regards

Barry

 

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Sent: Friday, 10 May 2019 3:23 p.m.
To: [FYI request #9829 email]
Subject: Re: Re: Official Information request - Information regarding
police action in a traffic incident in 2017

 

Dear Mr Davenport

 

I acknowledge receipt of your below OIA.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.

 

Kind regards

Ministerial Services

Police National Headquarters

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From: Hugh Davenport
Date: 09/05/2019 09:47AM
Subject: Re: Official Information request - Information regarding police
action in a traffic incident in 2017

Dear New Zealand Police,
Hi Barry,
In future, can you please use the FYI email address rather than my
personal address.
I note that your response didn't actually specifically answer my
questions, can you please confirm what I've assumed is correct:
> I would like to request what actions the Police took for this incident,
ie. spoke with driver involved, sent a formal warning, issued a traffic
infringement, or nothing apart from file the incident.
- My assumption of the Police's response is "no action was taken". It
would be handy if I got that in writing from the Police.
> I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for
dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury...
- My assumption of the Police's response is that any traffic incident
regardless of collision and/or injury/death would be to follow the
Solicitor Generals Prosecution Guidelines. I note that you didn't actually
send me a copy of those guidelines, but instead a google search link. I
assume
[1]http://www.crownlaw.govt.nz/assets/Uploa...
is the correct document you were referring to? Or is there another? It
would be helpful in future to link directly to the document.
I would be interested in the Police's actions with regards to section
5.8.4 of that document. There is no sign that the Police bothered to
determine whether the driver had previous convictions, diversions or
cautions. I would have hoped the response to my first question was along
the lines of "Police looked up the information supplied, found the driver
had no previous convictions. The driver was spoken to, it was found that
the driver made a genuine mistake, and as such this case was filed due to
section 5.9.2 of the Prosecution Guidelines". Given that the case file
had no entries apart from my complaint (ie, no entries from the Police), I
sincerely doubt that the Police bothered to check this, and simply made no
action (or even decided whether 5.9.2 applied), until now when I asked.
> If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take
any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a
traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if
no action will be taken?
- No response on this from the Police, I would be interested in these
policies of why anyone should bother reporting traffic incidents if the
Police specifically don't bother to pursue anything?
Yours faithfully,
Hugh Davenport

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear BILLOWS, Barry,

Thanks for that.

Just to summarise for clarity your response, as it hasn't been the most clear which parts answer which.

1) I would like to request what actions the Police took for this incident...
Police response: No action was taken apart from filing.

2) I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury...
Police response: Solicitor Generals Prosecution Guidelines, which still is yet to be confirmed whether http://www.crownlaw.govt.nz/assets/Uploa... is the correct and most up to date. The Police's response purely sent me to a google search result which had many results that looked like they could fit. I would very much like the Police to confirm that this is the correct document, or whether there is a more up to date version. I also believe that there is more to be responded here, and there will be internal Police manuals etc that specifically deal with how traffic incidents (whether collisions or not, and injuries or not). I note that this is overdue, and was due on April 9, 2019. I believe this is waiting on the "Ministerial Services" as per your last email.

2a) Requested in response to your reply on May 9, 2019. I would be interested in the Police's actions with regards to section 5.8.4 of that document. There is no sign that the Police bothered to determine whether the driver had previous convictions, diversions or cautions. I would have hoped the response to my first question was along the lines of "Police looked up the information supplied, found the driver had no previous convictions. The driver was spoken to, it was found that the driver made a genuine mistake, and as such this case was filed due to section 5.9.2 of the Prosecution Guidelines". Given that the case file had no entries apart from my complaint (ie, no entries from the Police), I sincerely doubt that the Police bothered to check this, and simply made no action (or even decided whether 5.9.2 applied), until now when I asked.
Police response: None yet, will be due on June 7, 2019. I suggest that the Police notify me before that date if any extension is sought. This is required by law and I note that basically every request I've seen made to the Police do not have this requirement met. Can you please ensure this is put through as a OIA request correctly (I sent the request on May 9, 2019.

3) If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?
Police response: None so far, heavily overdue.

Barry, as a Police staff member, can you please chase up the Ministerial Services personally to ensure that they respond promptly. They were due to respond by April 9, 2019. Given that they have not responded at all (even to acknowledge that they are working on it), and I've only found out via you that they are, I believe you are the correct person to get to follow this up. I find you simply passing the buck within your agency is just not professional, especially when it is this overdue. As a Police staff member who works with OIA's I'm sure you are well aware of the law, and that it doesn't matter that my request was split *internally*, my request was still made to the entity of NZ Police. You are the only person from that entity that has ever responded (I reiterate that this response was both late, and to the wrong address). If I get any sort of response from the Ministerial Services that they even know my request exists, and hopefully respond to my request in full, then I will be a lot happy. Currently I am extremely annoyed at the delay this has caused, and it really does make me question whether the Police take the OIA responsibilities seriously.

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information
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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear WRIGHT-MCCARTHY, Hannah,

Thanks for that. Can I request that you resend that in a more readable format? For example on page 6, the table is close to unreadable. It is apparent this document is stored in a high quality digital format at https://tenone.police.govt.nz/pi/traffic.... You can simply save this page as a PDF in Chrome by opening the print dialogue, and selecting the destination "Save as PDF". It would be much easier for both sides if you just did this from the start rather than printing out onto paper, then scanning back as a PDF, then sending that PDF. I also note that that practise is absolutely terrible for the environment, and I would hope that the Police would pay more attention to this. Under s16(2)(a) of the OIA, this should not impair efficient administration, in fact is will probably be completely the opposite and perhaps Police might start responding to requests within the timeframes required by law...
If you choose to treat my request for a readable file as a new OIA request, then just don't worry, that is a waste of time. I would prefer if you just followed the simple instructions above (and that you just do that first without being prompted).

Just to summarise the responses I have so far on this request:

1) I would like to request what actions the Police took for this incident...
Police response: No action was taken apart from filing.

2) I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury...
Police response: Two responses given
One from Barry Billows on May 9: Solicitor Generals Prosecution Guidelines, which still is yet to be confirmed whether http://www.crownlaw.govt.nz/assets/Uploa... is the correct and most up to date. The Police's response purely sent me to a google search result which had many results that looked like they could fit. I would very much like the Police to confirm that this is the correct document, or whether there is a more up to date version.
One from Hannah Wright-McCarthy on May 16: chapter from the Police manual. Have requested this in a more readable format. If

2a) Requested in response to Barry Billow's reply on May 9, 2019. I would be interested in the Police's actions with regards to section 5.8.4 of that document (being the Solicitor Generals Prosecution Guidelines linked above, yet to be confirmed if this is the correct document, so section number may be wrong). There is no sign that the Police bothered to determine whether the driver had previous convictions, diversions or cautions. I would have hoped the response to my first question was along the lines of "Police looked up the information supplied, found the driver had no previous convictions. The driver was spoken to, it was found that the driver made a genuine mistake, and as such this case was filed due to section 5.9.2 of the Prosecution Guidelines". Given that the case file had no entries apart from my complaint (ie, no entries from the Police), I sincerely doubt that the Police bothered to check this, and simply made no action (or even decided whether 5.9.2 applied), until now when I asked.
Police response: None yet, will be due on June 7, 2019. I suggest that the Police notify me before that date if any extension is sought. This is required by law and I note that basically every request I've seen made to the Police do not have this requirement met. Can you please ensure this is put through as a OIA request correctly (I sent the request on May 9, 2019.

2b) I would like to make another request based on your response just now, acknowledging that this will take another 20 working days. I would prefer that any extension required is notified to me prior to those 20 days as required under the OIA. I note that basically every request I've seen do not have this requirement met. Can you please ensure this is put through as a OIA request correctly (I sent the request on May 16, 2019.
I would like to request the one page TCR (POL685? Can't see because you gave me a scanned PDF which isn't the most readable) for the incident with NIA record ID 325380034893. If this TCR is not available, I would like to know why this was not completed.
I would also like to request whether this TCR was completed within 6 weeks of the incident I reported.

2c) I would like to make another request based on your response just now, acknowledging that this will take another 20 working days. I would prefer that any extension required is notified to me prior to those 20 days as required under the OIA. I note that basically every request I've seen do not have this requirement met. Can you please ensure this is put through as a OIA request correctly (I sent the request on May 16, 2019.
From the NIA record I've seen, the record was created on 22/11/2017, and the details of the vehicle was completed 01/12/2017. I don't actually have record on when the incident happened anymore or when I reported it to the Police. I would like to request whether the record was created, and whether it was created within 24 hours of me reporting it as per the table on page 6 of the document you provided. If it was not, then I would like to request why there was such a delay, and whether there was any repercussions for that delay.
I also note that the NIA record wasn't "completed" with all the information until 9 days after it was created. This is clearly more than the 3 days required as per the table on page 6 of the document you provided. I would like to request why there was such a delay, and whether there was any repercussions for that delay.

3) If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?
Police response: None so far, heavily overdue.
Barry Billows confirmed that no action was made by the Police, so I would have expected a response to this.
I note that both you and Barry Billows seem to think that this request is finished, but there has been absolutely no attempt at providing a response to this request. This was due to be responded to by April 9, 2019. It is now May 16, 2019, over a month later.

As for general comments on this OIA response. I just have to say, it seems that when you split up a request into multiple areas that no-one seems to have ownership of the request as a whole, and then timeframes are not met, and confusion is introduced as to who is meant to respond to each point. I would suggest that the Police improve their procedures so that when a request is split, the OIA requirements are still followed as much as they would if it was not split, and ideally within the legal timeframes which I remind you has not happened here.

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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From: MAUNDER, Renee
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Good morning

Attached is a new version of the document you requested. Your new requests have been forwarded to the appropriate areas for response.

You can find details of how to make a complaint to the Ombudsman at: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/make-...

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear MAUNDER, Renee,

Thank you, hopefully the Police take on board the note about the unreadable formats in the future. You should aim to move away from wastage of resources, and move towards just readability of all responses.

Thanks for sending my follow ups.

I still note that there is still one outstanding response for the request I made on 12 March 2019. I would like this to be responded to ASAP. I understand that you are suggesting that I can complain to the Ombudsman (I have already), but I would really prefer to make it easier for all parties (you, me, the Ombudsman) and just get the information released or an appropriate response stating why you can't release the information. Not doing so will just waste time and resources of two public resources (NZ Police and the Ombudsman) and I would like to avoid that.

3) If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?
Police response: None so far, heavily overdue.
Barry Billows confirmed that no action was made by the Police, so I would have expected a response to this.
I note that both Hannah Wright-McCarthy and Barry Billows seem to think that this request is finished, but there has been absolutely no attempt at providing a response to this request. This was due to be responded to by April 9, 2019. It is now May 16, 2019, over a month later.

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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From: MAUNDER, Renee
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Good afternoon

The response to the request which contained the question: "if no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?" was sent to you yesterday.

If you are unhappy with that response the Office of the Ombudsman is best placed to assist you.

Renée Maunder
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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear MAUNDER, Renee,

I'm sorry but that is false, the document that Hannah Wright-McCarthy sent to me yesterday contained the following:

> 1. I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury.

> Please find attached the policy for Police employees who may attend, report or investigate traffic crashes.

This is the second request I made back on March 12th. The first request (what action was taken) was responded to by Barry Billows (no action).

The third request I made back on March 12th:
3) If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?
Police response: None so far, heavily overdue.

If you believe this was sent to me yesterday, can you please outline where in the document (https://fyi.org.nz/request/9829/response...) this third point was responded to? If it was not in this document, then can you please send it through again, as there may have been an issue with the FYI system, as that was the only document responding to my requests (the other being the said attached policy document).

From where I stand, that third point has not been responded to at all, and both Barry's and Hannah's responses seem to ignore that third request completely. Now when it seems to be escalated up to you, you again seem to think it has been responded to, but it hasn't.

The policy Hannah provided yesterday, which you gave a clearer copy of today, has no mention of reasons why a victim should report incidents to the Police if they are not going to take any action. Your continual refusal to provide any policy on that makes me think that Police don't give any cares in the world for the victims of crimes, and it might just be a roll of the dice whether anything actually gets investigated. This to me (victim in this case) makes me quite upset, as I went to the effort to inform the Police of an incident between me and another vehicle who showed no effort to have courtesy to other road users, and the Police did .... nothing. I'm just wondering whether there is any reason why I should bother reporting crimes to the Police in the future, given that the Police act like this.

As I've pointed out in my 2 follow up requests, the Police did infact *not* follow their own policy (provided to me by Barry (the prosecutors guidelines), and Hannah (the Police instructions traffic crashes). There is seemingly no oversight on whether the Police actually follow their own policies, and no oversight into incidents that get reported and have no action made on them. This scares me, as I now wonder how many other traffic crashes the Police decide not to act on at all.

I would like to make another follow up request:
Can I please get the number of traffic crashes that had no action made by Police staff in the last 5 years. For each of these crashes, I would like the file number. For each of these crashes, clearly the Police policy was not followed, so I would also like to request whether there were any repercussions for the Police staff member assigned to that crash for failing to follow the policy required by the Police.

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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From: MAUNDER, Renee
New Zealand Police

Good afternoon

Your new request has been logged.

If you are unhappy with a response you have received, the Office of the Ombudsman is best placed to assist you.

Renée Maunder
Senior Advisor
Ministerial Services

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Renée Maunder
Senior Advisor
Ministerial Services

P +64 4 470 7119
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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear MAUNDER, Renee,

I think it is clear that I'm unhappy. You can resolve this (and save wasting time for both NZ Police or the Ombudsman) by simply sending me through this response that you believe covers my 3rd request. If you realise that that response doesn't exist, or that it doesn't actually respond to my 3rd request, then chase up your team to respond to it ASAP.

So, please send through the response that you allege was sent to me yesterday that covers my 3rd point. Easy, done, no time wasted.

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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