Many people have noticed that several of the local police officers, particularly the younger ones are more gruff, rude and even abusive as compared to the past. Many veteran officers attribute the shift towards DHS’ training of local police which focuses on teaching the police that the public is their enemy as opposed to the traditional view that teaches that the local population and the police are partners in keeping the community safe.
By Martyn Bradbury: The irony is not lost on me that if I had been bragging about rape, I wouldn’t be arrested, but parodying the inaction of the NZ Police sees me threatened with 6months imprisonment and a fine of $5000. (The image in question is posted below, it is now all over Facebook, so Police censorship fail)
The Daily Blog has had to censor this image due to threats of imprisonment by NZ Police
The whole country was shocked and horrified at the beginning of the week when it was revealed that a group of young men calling themselves the “RoastBusters” had been allegedly actively prowling the streets of Auckland hunting young woman to ply with alcohol and drugs so that they could then video themselves gang raping them and then boast and post about it on Facebook.
(And the police association wants these thugs armed with guns)
Police have defended their investigation into the unlawful breakup of Wellington party, saying "there was no coverup". Responding to a damning Independent Police Conduct Authority report, Assistant Commissioner Gran Nicholls said while police had misinterpreted the law they had acted in "good faith".
He also refused to confirm whether police would apologise to Jakob Christie, whose neck was broken while police broke up the Khandallah party in September 2009. "The issue of an apology is something that we are going to explore with Mr Christie," he said.
READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9294502/Police-used-excessive-force-report
Police "unnecessarily frightened and intimidated" people during the Urewera raids, opposition says as highly critical report is released.
Labour, the Government at the time of the raids, and the Greens said the reports findings were damning, while the Government and police said changes had already been made to ensure there was no repeat.
A independent review of the Urewera raids labelled police actions ''unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable''.
READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8703308/Urewera-police-raid-action...
A man who claims a police officer planted drugs on him will have the charges dismissed one day before his case was set to go to trial. But the DeKalb County Solicitor General’s Office said the dismissal has nothing to do with a surveillance video Alphonzo Eleby said proves the officer set him up.
Eleby said his nightmare began in July 2012 at the Chevron gas station on North Hairston Road. He said he stopped to speak to someone who was sitting in a black SUV when an officer said he smelled marijuana and arrested the driver on charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute. “I was searched twice,” Eleby said. He said no drugs were found on him and he was told to sit down.
READ MORE: http://bigpzone.com/499/charges-dropped-man-claiming-officers-planted-dr...
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