By Anthony GuglielmiThe IndependentIt’s the second such shooting of the year in New Zealand.
It has been the subject of much debate in the media since the death of 19-year-old Oli Schenck last month in a police station in Hamilton.
But this week it has also been used as a political issue as police commissioner Rob Slater announced the creation of an Independent Policing Commission, tasked with investigating and looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
New Zealand’s prime minister, Bill English, said the shooting should never have happened.
“We are deeply concerned that the killing of Mr Schenk has been politicised and politicised for the sole purpose of promoting a political agenda,” he said in a statement.
The shooting of Mr Shanks has been used by the Liberal National party as an opportunity to highlight the need for police accountability, while the Greens and the Labour Party have both sought to distance themselves from the incident.”
It’s a sad day for New Zealand and we will work to ensure that we see justice for Mr Schensk, his family and all those involved.”
The shooting of Mr Shanks has been used by the Liberal National party as an opportunity to highlight the need for police accountability, while the Greens and the Labour Party have both sought to distance themselves from the incident.
Mr Slater said the commissioner was committed to ensuring that all the facts were brought to light.
“The commissioner has a mandate to investigate all allegations and the commissioner has been tasked to conduct an independent review,” he told reporters.
“His review is being led by a panel of six independent experts and will be completed by the end of February.”
I know there are a lot of people in New Zeb who are frustrated with what has happened.
I’m sure the commissioner will be fully focused on delivering justice to Mr Schesons family, and ensuring that this never happens again.
“But some have questioned whether the investigation is the best course of action.
The Independent Police Commission has been established to look into the shooting, which has been described as “the latest in a series of incidents” in New England.
The commission was set up to investigate allegations of excessive force and unlawful killing by police, which were brought by the New Zealand Police Foundation, a charity that advocates for reforms to the force.
It was established to investigate the death last year of 17-year old Adam Hochsprung after a car crash in the city of Hamilton, where Mr Shanskis family lives.
He was shot in the neck after police tried to detain him, and his body was found hours later.
Mr Shanks family have called for the creation and funding of a body that investigates police brutality, but this has been a topic of intense debate in New South Wales, where police chief Andrew Scipione has been criticised for not taking the matter more seriously.
The New South Welsh Police said it has been reviewing its use of force policies, including the policies of the Independent Polices Commission.”
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The results will be used to ensure New South, South Wales and the State of New South Zealand can move forward as quickly as possible to address systemic problems with the New South’s policing system.”
Topics:police,law-crime-and-justice,police,government-and.government,new-zealand,hong-kong,newcastle-2300,nswFirst posted January 20, 2019 14:28:21Contact Pauline McGladeMore stories from New Zealand