Corruption in New Zealand Police

by Patrick O'Brien

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“It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely
to delay it until nobody cares.” ~ Napoléon Bonaparte

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Copyright 2001 © Patrick O’Brien

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Burying the Truth . . .

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In 2004, a group of police officers admitted what countless New Zealanders already knew from first hand experience — New Zealand police tell lies in court.

The officers, around 50 in number and collectively known as The USED Group, appeared on National Television and told how the New Zealand police administration had trained them to use drugs, tamper with evidence, tell lies and commit perjury to obtain convictions (NZ Herald report). These officers’ sworn affidavits admitting to perjury were also tabled in the Parliament.

Police administrators responded with a press release announcing an independent inquiry, the results of which would be made public, they said.

The inquiry found there was “no evidence” to support the officers’ “allegations” — or so the police administration would have us believe, because the results of this inquiry were never released, as promised, and an Official Information Request by this writer for a copy of the final report has been refused.

No evidence?

On Christmas Eve, 2007, this writer provided the Commissioner of Police with some evidence, being my signed confession of perjury to the Chief Justice of New Zealand, Dame Sian Elias.

Since then, and at time of this post, more than 1500 days have passed and the question often asked of me — “why haven’t you been arrested” — remains unanswered.

Further to that confession, this writer appeared on Campbell Live, TV3 News, and featured in the Gibson Film Group’s three-part documentary, Undercover, on Television New Zealand . . . admitting evidence tampering, and perjury, while working as an undercover officer and agent provocateur for the Crown.

So, what has the police administration done in my case?

Nothing! Well, actually they have, yet another “independent” inquiry, which is the same as doing nothing, it just looks better.

And what has been the outcome of this inquiry?

Same as the first — my Official Information Request for a copy of their report (which was finished more than a year ago) has been refused.

But, wait, there’s more . . .

After spending more than three years holding their “inquiry”, police administrators are now holding (get this) an investigation.

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

Napoléon was right: “It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely to delay it until nobody cares.”

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Tick~tock~tick~tock

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Some related links . . .

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● Time line in this process:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/time-line/

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● New Zealand Herald articles:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/media/3/

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● Summary of my Information Requests that have been refused:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/18/

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● “Cop-outs & Cover-ups” / commentary:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/17/

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● The sad case of “Craig George Withey” / commentary:

https://patrickobrien.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/craig-george-whithey/

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● “Bring on the Clowns” / commentary:

https://patrickobrien.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/bring-on-the-clowns/

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● “Truth Commission” / newsletter and update:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/22/

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● “Cover-up” / newsletter and commentary:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/23/

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● My letter to Her Majesty the Queen:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/crown/

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● “Pinocchio” / newsletter and commentary:

http://obrien.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/pinocchio/

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● “Cops telling lies” / commentary:

http://disidento.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/cops-telling-lies/

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