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Inquiring into police conduct

Inquiring into police conduct

Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), Justice Lowell Goddard (pictured), led a 2010–11 inquiry into police handling of child abuse investigations. It followed the discovery of a backlog of complaints in a number of districts. In a report, the IPCA recommended that police should give priority to such complaints and improve its procedures for investigating them.

The predecessor of the IPCA, the Police Conduct Authority, was established in 1989 after several years of debate about police accountability. The IPCA was set up in 2007 with enhanced powers.

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Dominion Post
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Photograph by Maarten Holl

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Geoffrey Palmer, 'Law - Legal review', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37022/inquiring-into-police-conduct (accessed 30 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Geoffrey Palmer, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Oct 2016