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The Commissioner, Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct, Dame Margaret Bazley presented her report to the Governor-General on 26 March 2007.

The Government released the Commission's report on 3 April 2007. Link here to a copy of the Commissioner's media statement (.pdf) 95k*

The Commissioner has now been formally discharged and the office of the Commission is being wound up.

A copy of the report is available on this website. Link here to the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct.

Copies of the report are available for purchase from Bennetts bookshops and Legislation Direct: (to order copies, email: Ldorders@legislationdirect.co.nz or see Legislation Direct Flyer (.pdf) 60k*)

*These documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.


Background

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark, announced the Commission of Inquiry on 4 February 2004. The Commission was established to carry out a full, independent investigation into the way in which New Zealand Police had dealt with allegations of sexual assault by members of the police and associates of the police. This followed the publication of allegations suggesting that police officers might have deliberately undermined or mishandled investigations into complaints of sexual assault that had been made against other officers. See
Order in Council of 18 February 2004 (.pdf) 100k*

The Commissioner for the inquiry was Dame Margaret Bazley. The Commission’s reporting date was 30 March 2007.

The Commission was directed by government not to give names or any particulars that are likely to lead to the identification of any person who made an allegation of sexual assault or of any person alleged to have committed a sexual assault. The Commission was also directed to make its report and its findings of a more general nature than those envisaged when the Commission was first set up. See Order in Council of 2 May 2005. (.pdf) 15k*

On 25 September 2006 the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Rick Barker advised that the reporting date for the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct has been extended by Order in Council from 30 September 2006 to 30 March 2007. Link here to a copy of the New Zealand Gazette Notice of the Order in Council, 25 September 2006. (.pdf) 10k*

*These documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

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  • Revised directions to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct, including the membership, modus operandi, and the reporting are set out in the Order in Council of 2 May 2005. (.pdf) 15k*
Commission Processes *These documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

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Submissions and Briefs of Evidence *These documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site

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