Mirror! Mirror!

Detective John McGregor - look in the mirror buddy!

Detective John McGregor claims cops don’t lie – look in the mirror buddy!

What’s in the water in Hawke’s Bay that the place is so full of bent cops?  This time it is Darryl Moore’s buddy and equally bent John McGregor.  This guy claims he has never met a dishonest cop.  What sort of sheltered life does he think we might have been living that anyone would swallow this line?  What a short memory you must have Mr McGregor, that you have forgotten such names as Adam Dunnett the manipulative Hastings police officer who as jailed when a judge found he was a liar.  Then there was the not so lively Mikayla Paul who was unable to lie her way out of an assault conviction.  How could he have forgotten his good buddy Damon Davies who the Crown acknowledged had given perjured evidence?  The there is the ever-increasing list of cops around the  rest of the country who have been convicted on a litany of offences the core to all being that they are liars.  Yet these are only the ones who got caught and there are still many more out there getting away with it on a daily basis.

Nothing like a bit of selective memory loss there John.  No doubt this is a quality that he brings to the table on a daily basis and he does not need to practice bent policing any longer because it has become second nature to him.

McGregor is a great example of the double standards that police are so apt at shoving down our throats.  In one breath he tries to convince us that all cops, himself included,  are as honest as the day is long and in the next he is deliberately defying the law himself, safe in the knowledge that he is the police and can do what he likes. His moral compass so far off course that it is a wonder he can find his way out of bed in the mornings.

John McGregor is a product of his own ignorance and one of the best examples around of how bent cops thrive in Hawke’s Bay where it seems there is a higher ratio of corruption than any other part of the country.  Unfortunately for Johnny boy he has now been named in litigation seeking $100,000 damages from the cops.  These clowns need to learn that they cannot get away with home invasion hiding behind bogus search warrants and running amock.  Now sit back and watch how many lies McGregor and his equally pathetic buddies trot out when they try and litigate their way out of this little hole they have dug for themselves.  In typical cop fashion no doubt they will throw obscene amounts of tax payer money at defending the indefensible and trying to wear the oposition down.

Come on John, do the right thing and resign now.  I am sure there is another job out there equally fitting your minimum wage skills.

Gutter Journalisim 101

Marty Sharpe - cop lover

Marty Sharpe – cop lover

Hurley – sucks more than just eggs

Anyone who has sat in the same court room as Dompost’s Marty Sharpe and Hawke’s Bay Today’s Sam Hurley could be forgiven for wondering if they had dreamed it all when they get to read what these bastions of journalism write in their respective publications.  Sharpe is so under the control of his cop mates that he will do anything to keep on side with them, even to the extent of forsaking a lead story.

At a recent trial kidnapping and blackmail trial in the Napier District Court that ran for a week, there was not a journalist to be seen.  Normally a trial of this nature and magnitude would have the local journalists falling all over themselves trying to get a story in small town Napier, even if they have to embellish or change the facts to make it interesting.

What was so different about this trial?  The police’s star witness was former Hawke’s Bay man Brent Willis AKA Brent Tomich AKA Alan Davidson, now in hiding in Hamilton.  During the course of his evidence in this trial Willis admitted being a fraudster and a liar and pimp, yet police have never charged him with anything.  Why you might well ask.  Because Brent Willis is a long term police informant and his masters will do anything to protect that asset, even going so far as to bring false charges and then perjure themselves to get a conviction.  Police have long been turning a blind eye to Willis’ activities including ripping off old people and defrauding WINZ.

Meantime you have got Detective Mike Signal the police officer in charge of the case sleeping with one of Willis’ hookers who now calls herself Shantell Parnz Khorus on Facebook but in real life is Shantell Pihama, and openly doing deals over televisions and other goodies in order to keep her on side.   Yet where were our two erstwise journalists during all this?  Doing the bidding of the cop mates and keeping well away.

Conversely these two bottom feeders Sharpe and Hurley will publish factually distorted and police biased articles at the bidding of police.   Often these pieces of journalistic fiction are so far from the truth that the authors are the subject of public chastisement.  In the cowardly fashion that each is so expert at they blame each other.  Hurley’s catch phrase is “Don’t blame me, Marty told me to do it!”

Sharpe is the sort of bottom feeder who is so intent on keeping his police masters feeding him propaganda that his warped mind considers to be a good story, that he continually writes pro police drivel and expects the reading public to believe it is fact.  This is the sort of person who will read other people’s bank information whilst standing at an ATM.  So if you see Sharpe around town make sure he is not looking over your shoulder next time you go to the ATM.

Hurley is a wanna be journalist who, not long out of nappies, will do anything to get a story.  He doesn’t care about the accuracy or the consequences of what he writes.  His infantile mind seems to have convinced him that writing fiction and by so doing ruining people’s lives is the way to climb ths slippery pole.

One of Hurley’s favorite tricks is to try and support popularity for his articles by citing numbers of supporters from the Hawke’s Bay Today Facebook Page.  When in reality these statistics are so utterly manipulated that they have no semblance to reality at all.  Any comments posted on the Hawke’s Bay Today Facebook page that do not meet the editorial agenda are quickly deleted.  In this article Hurley has manufactured a story by leading readers to believe that their Facebook page was overflowing with adverse comment, when in fact he had been deleting any posts that did not suit his purposes:  “Shock At Mother’s Lenient Sentence

Hurley replaced an equally untalented gutter journalist Anna Ferrick who left town in a hurry after she was caught with her pants down.

So when you read anything written by either of these pieces of human excrement, consider that it is unlikely to be even a semblance of the truth.

“I’m a police officer, I don’t lie”

Stupidity at its worst

Yet another example of the out of control cops who pervade the Hawke’s Bay community has come to light in the form of Constable Wayne Stewart and Bay View’s camera shy community cop John Bruce.  John Bruce is apparently so adverse to having his photo taken that he resorts to sneaking around and trying to delete from the camera photos taken of him.  Sadly for John Bruce or “JB” as his colleagues like to call him, technology is smarter that this dumb as plod and the evidential photos he deleted were retrieved and are now in a safe place.

What must go down in history as one of the most laughable quotes of all times is Wayne Stewart’s claim “I am a police officer, I don’t lie”.  Yet moments before making that bold statement Stewart was on the phone to his buddy John Bruce instructing him to destroy photographic and video evidence of not only his incredible stupidity, but his attempts to lie and ignore evidence.  With names such as Adam Dunnett, Michael Blowers and Peter Pakau having so recently been caught lying Stewart’s claim has a hollow ring to it.  Those are only the ones that have come to the public attention in the past few months and that police management have been unable to cover up for.

The concept that police officers should be permitted to make judgement calls is one that should be of concern to all of us.  When idiots like Stewart come alone and refuse to even listen to both sides of any story, it makes a mockery of the myth that your average plod has the maturity and common sense to make any judgment call.  In Stewart’s case, here is a man so bitter and twisted that he needs to make up the law as he goes along, having purported that it is illegal to film in a public place and trying to remove the camera using force.  Despite being told on numerous occasions that it was quite legal to take video and still images in a public place, this dumb plod stood his ground and tried to bully and bluff his way out of the lie he had been so vigorously perpetuating.

Stewart is no different to any other bully, when he is stood up to he goes in to panic mode and calls for help, calling his buddy John Bruce for backup and more bullying.  Upon arrival on scene and as the senior officer John Bruce kept running away every time the camera came near him.  This sniveling little coward, just as big an idiot as his buddy Stewart, would not even get out of his vehicle.  Nor did he have even the slightest interest in establishing any of the facts.  In what can only be seen as a reflection of the police’s desire to avoid transparency and accountability, when Bruce was called to the scene the police were more concerned to broadcast a waring over the radio, that all their actions were being filmed.  This preoccupied them more that establishing the facts or doing any proper policing.

Stewart - showing his best side to the camera

Stewart – showing his best side to the camera

The public need to be aware of and stand up to bullies and liars such as Constable Wayne Stewart and Senior Constable John Bruce, who consider that their uniforms give them carte balnche to make up the law as they go along and use their position to push people around for no reason other than to satisfy their own prejudices.  The Bay View community in which John Bruce works need to be particularly concerned that this thug is amongst them.

Both Constable Stewart and Senior Constable Bruce have been invited to comment.

It is inevitable that both these plods will fact private prosecution for their actions and this will be reported as it progresses through the courts.

More corrupt policing uncovered in Hawke’s Bay

Sandra Venables new broom - same old lies

Sandra Venables
new broom – same old lies

He may have quietly skulked out of town in the wake of adverse publicity, but former District Commander Sam Hoyle’s replacement has been quick to follow in his footsteps.  Early in her reign Superintendent Sandra Venables has demonstrated her own brand of double standards and selective policing.

Last month Constable Damion Davies was caught lying under oath when he gave evidence in the Napier District Court.  The evidence available against Davies is overwhelming and damaging.

Nevertheless police have predictably closed ranks and refused to even accept a complaint.

That is not their decision to make and that they would do so without even considering the evidence demonstrates just how corrupt and duplicitous police are.  Were it that there was no issue with the evidence Damion Davies has falsely given, police would have carried out a proper criminal investigation and based their decision on the evidence made available to and gathered by them.  But no, they do not want to do this because that would mean the truth coming out and proving without doubt what we all know – that police perjure themselves in our courts on a routine basis and consider that an acceptable standard.

Exposing that lie and deny culture presents a real threat to the facade of respectability that police in this country continue struggling to portray, a perception that is rapidly slipping with 56% of the public distrusting of police.

Recently that image has been dented in spectacular fashion with Detective Inspector Grant Wormald caught lying in court and Detective Superintendent Andy Lovelock tripping over himself whilst giving evidence in the Auckland High Court last year.  Is it any wonder then that when the see high ranking police getting away with it, your average intellect plod considers it acceptable to lie under oath?  Damion Davies has demonstrated that this is fact and not simply theory.  That he does this so readily shows that he issecure in the knowledge that if he ever does get caught out his colleagues and bosses will do whatever it takes to block any legitimate  complaint and cover for his lies, even if that means making up more lies.

Wormald - another corrupt cop

Wormald
– another corrupt cop

Area Commander Sandra Venables has personally been made aware of Davies crime but has not only deliberately failed to ensure that the complaint is properly dealt with.  She has also actively evaded any attempts to contact her about the matter.  This in turn makes her guilty of  conspiring to defeat justice.

It seems likely that both Davies and Venables will soon be standing beside each other in the dock facing a private criminal prosecution.

Hawke’s Bay police were invited to comment but failed to do so.

Watch this space.

6 December 2014 UPDATE:  Damion Davies is no longer a detective and now back ploding the beat in uniform and trying to get promotion there.  In a recent High Court appeal the Crown conceded that Davies had given “wrong evidence” under oath and the convictions that he had so eagerly secured by giving this “wrong evidence” were quashed.  Sgt Malcolm Lochrie the police prosecutor in this case and serial liar Daryl Moore, are presently under investigation for conspiring to pervert justice for withholding evidence that was contrary to the police case, and indeed would have blown it out of the water from day one.

A Culture of Dishonesty

Mike Oxnam - old school thug

Mike Oxnam
– old school thug

It is often the lament of lawyers working in the criminal jurisdiction that one of the hardest parts about their jobs is dealing with the lies police constantly come up with, often whilst giving evidence under oath.  Evidence they release via the disclosure process is selective and often not a true reflection of the contextual facts.  To describe the police in this country as professional perjurers is not as far fetched as it may seem at first blush.

Government and indeed the police themselves would have the public believe that they are held to account by the Independent Police Complaints Authority and their own internal disciplinary procedures.  The “Independent” part of the IPCA’s name is about as farcical as the belief that our police are honest upright individuals who can do no wrong.  Hardly a week passes when some adverse publicity about the activities of some wayward police officer does not surface.

In reality almost all but a small percentage of complaints to the IPCA are “investigated” by the police themselves and their agenda is always blatantly clear.  That being to protect their own even if this is achieved at the expense of manipulating witnesses and the evidence to paint a picture that suits their ends.

Testimony to this philosophy is that most police treat complaints as an occupational hazard and it is often with pride that some individuals boast about the number of complaints they have had made against them.

All one need do is take a cursory look at the history of some of those who are now in senior management positions within police and it becomes clear that those attitudes and cultures that have helped them claw their way up the ranks are alive and well today.

A typical but my no means isolated example of this is Detective Inspector Mike Oxnam the head of Kapi Mana CIB.  In his younger days Oxnam was not adverse to using his size and bullying tactics to achieve his own ends and there are stories of him beating a prisoner around the head with a telephone book until that hapless individual’s ears bled.  Those who have known Oxnam over decades observe that he was a bully and thug at school and thus the police was a perfect career choice for him.

Now that Oxnam and many others like him have reached senior ranks their tactics and methodology may have changed but the same attitudes and propensity for perjury remain just as dominant.

It is not all that long ago that Oxnam stated to a member of the public that he did not care what laws or rules his staff broke just as long as they got results.  Speaking about one of his then subordinates, Detective Stu Taylforth, he went on to say that he knew Taylforth had told a few lies and broken some rules but that was of no consequence to him because he managed to arrest people. Another of Oxnam’s staff was criticized by a judge when that detective was giving evidence in the Porirua District Court.  The presiding judge told this detective that he did not believe anything he had said.  Police management took no action whatsoever against the detective involved and no doubt he continues lying in the same fashion, secure in the knowledge that his masters support such behaviour.

The country’s police stations are littered with this attitude and as Government continue to give police increasing powers the public need to be alarmed and take a stand.  With the elections looming this is the time to start asking your politicians the hard questions.

Daryl Moore – caught lying

Daryl Moore - just added "liar" to his CV

Daryl Moore – just added “liar” to his CV

When is Superintendent Sam Hoyle going to get his district under control?  We do not even have to dig to find out the extent of the corruption that exists within the Hawke’s Bay police ranks, they just keep on falling in to our laps!

With such a serious and systemic dishonesty problem in his district you would think that Hoyle would be concerned, as the public could expect of any responsible and honest manager.  But not so, Hoyle turns a blind eye to such behavior and likely even encourages it in the hope that it will make his statistics look good and enhance his obsessive ambition for promotion.

Luke Shadbolt - soon to be very busy

Luke Shadbolt – soon to be very busy

Initiative has previously outed Napier’s Sgt Kristina Eckhold for lying in a police job sheet after she served a trespass notice; an exercise solely designed to hinder the proper administration of the law.  Now her colleague and serial bully Daryl Moore has been caught out lying to protect Eckhold.  Just as well Kristina is married to NZ Police Association vice president Luke Shadbolt because if she keeps going the way she is, she will soon find herself in need of the Police Association’s advocacy to help her keep her job.

Recently Moore responded to a request for information, and here we quote the relevant paragraph from his 5 December 2013 letter on police letterhead and signed by Moore:

Police do not have a Police policy circular that deals with trespass.  Your request is refused pursuant to section 18(e) of the Official Information Act as the information does not exist.”

How stupid or arrogant or both is this guy that he thinks he can get away with such blatant dishonesty?  Upon receiving Moore’s letter it was obvious that this was but one of a number of factual deficiencies and so further enquiries were mase.  A request for the same information was made to Police National Headquarters and in a rare display of efficiency, within a matter of hours a copy of the trespass policy that Moore purported not to exist was provided.  So Dudley you have been caught out lying…….yet again.

Here again we have a police officer who, like Eckhold, is in a supervisory role and should be setting an example and standard of integrity for his staff.  Or more likely this is the standard that police aspire to and encourage?  All these concerns have previously been put to Hoyle but he has gone to ground and has no response to offer.

No doubt the incidents reported on this web site are only a small representation of the lie, deny and perjure culture and there are plenty more examples out there.  Initiative will continue to expose police corruption and lies without fear or favour.

Hawke’s Bay residents, please feel free to share with us your experiences.

For the benefit of all users on this site and anyone who might be unfortunate enough to have police try and trespass them, we have provided a copy of the current police policy on trespass for you to download:   Police-Trespass-Policy-V10-2013  This is the very information Mr Moore says doesn’t exist.

Hawke’s Bay police management were invited to comment on this article prior to publication but failed to offer any response.

Napier Cops – Still Out of Control

Daryl Moore - piddler on the roof

Daryl Moore – piddler on the roof

Just days after giving expert evidence against police during a civil trial in Auckland,  a Hawke’s Bay man’s home was raided by out of control police under the leadership of Daryl Moore.

This same man has civil proceedings against police and it is not that long ago that police served him with a trespass notice designed solely to prevent him from properly serving legal documents on police.

This most recent example of how out of control was a not so carefully crafted attempt at harassment and intimidation designed to detract attention from the police’s own lie, deny and perjure culture which has so frequently been exposed in the media on an almost daily basis.

Check out Mr Attitude

Check out Mr Attitude

Proffering what will most likely prove to be a bogus search warrant Moore and his henchmen seized external hard drives and basically invaded this man’s private home for no reason other than to satisfy their hunger for revenge.  Police had previously seized the man’s computers and refused to return them until directed to by a Judge in civil proceedings brought by the man.  During the lunch adjournment at that hearing Moore was caught hiding around the corner in the courthouse attempting to eves drop on a conversation between the man and his lawyer.  In isolation this would be something that could be brushed off as trivial but as part of the overview it demonstrates the devious and divisive nature of police.

To close the gate on the tactic used by Sgt Kristina Eckhold of making up stories in her job

sheets the man photographed, videoed and took audio recordings of the search process.

Det Dave Crosby - reported to be a compulsive liar

Det Dave Crosby
– reported to be a compulsive liar

We can only but speculate how long it will be before they return with another search warrant looking for these recordings.  Despite a facade or bravado these bullies were not happy about being made accountable and Moore in particular had some difficulty containing his anger, occasionally loosing his composure.

Moore purports to be the resident computer expert for Hawke’s Bay police and we are told has been known to boast in childish fashion that he has an internet connection coming in to his office that bypasses the usual police firewalls and access restrictions.  One can only but speculate what he gets up to on that connection or why he would need this.  For one who purports to be a computer expert he was having a hard time distinguishing between a thin client and a hard drive, but I guess you don’t have to be a computer genius to stand up in court and lie.

All three police were trespassed from the property but promised to come back.  They left without any arrests being made and without providing a receipt for property taken.

Superintendent Sam Hoyle has a great deal to answer for, as we keep seeing example after example of just how out of control his staff are. If you have had any similar experiences with police in Hawke’s Bay NZPCA would like to hear from you. Due to the serious nature of police actions Commissioner Peter Marshall has been asked to comment.

We are sure this will not be the last time we will be reporting on the corrupt police culture in Hawke’s Bay.

Eastland District Commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle was invited to comment on this article prior to publication but did not respond.

Napier Cops “Harras” Grandmother

Caught on camera

Caught on camera
Constables Nicola Caccioppoli and David Power

In what is becoming an alarming series of revelations about just how out of control the cops are in Hawke’s Bay, Initiative has been made aware of a further example of just how arrogant and beyond the law the police culture is in that area.

A Napier grandmother has managed to fall foul of the local law and based on their track record, in Hawke’s Bay you don’t even have to break the law to get charged with something.  Selective policing is a problem throughout the country but even more so in this area where the police culture of lie, deny and perjure is paramount to the point of obsession.

The grandmother, who has no convictions and was previously ignorant of the vindictive nature of police, has been hit with a curfew as part of her bail conditions whilst waiting for the opportunity to defend herself at a hearing.

It seems that the cops in Napier must get bored on night shift and then get their kicks by depriving people of sleep.  The women claims it has not been uncommon for them to come knocking three times a night.  Police claim not to have retained records going back further than a months, but those reveal that there were 37 bail checks in 30 days.  A more complete set of records would show police pettiness in an even worse light.

Acting on advice and desperate for sleep this woman began asking police to identify themselves before she would open the door in the middle of the night.  This resulted in  oral abuse for all the neighborhood to hear.

Upon being photographed, as is any householder’s right, and Constable Natasha Caccioppoli and Constable David Power then tried to seize the camera.

Since being threatened by the householder with having their photos published police have not returned!

Initiative condemns the dishonest and bullying actions of these officers, who claim to be “just doing our jobs”.

We encourage anyone who has photos of police in any dubious

Camera shy cops

Camera shy cop

circumstances to send those to initiative@initiative.net.nz for our archives and, if you can support those with a verifiable story, we will publish an article.

If you are experiencing similar harassment Initiative recommends you adopt the same tactics:

1     Do not open your door to police until they have identified themselves and if you are in any doubt call 111 to verify that identity BEFORE opening the door.

2    Photograph police every time they come to your door or on to your property and keep good written records of each visit, including the identity of each cop.

3     Try to keep your cool as it is a common police tactic to try and push people in to becoming angry and abusive so they can use this as an excuse to arrest them.

 

Top Cop Spits The Dummy

It seems that the cops in Hawke’s Bay are more out of control than we have previously reported and it doesn’t stop at Inspector Tania Kura it goes over her head.

Sam Hoyle - under seige

Sam Hoyle
– under seige

Superintendent Sam Hoyle reached an all-time low in childish behaviour by serving a trespass notice on a Hawke’s Bay man who is in the process of bringing civil proceedings against police.  That document effectively prevents him from serving documents on police in the course of properly brought legal proceedings.

Here is yet another abuse of police powers in Hawke’s Bay that is sanctioned from the man at the top himself.Holye is clearly unhappy that his carefully crafted  image  is dented when faced with court proceedings that could ultimately demonstrate just how inept a manager he really is.

It is not all that long ago that as a young police officer Hoyle was spending his days tearing up and down the beaches of Northland in a police vehicle under the guise of respectable policing, we are told it was actually nothing more than a boy racer mentality and later boasting to family and friends about his activities.

Even more recently he left Wanganui where he was Area Commander, after indulging himself in an affair that was the ultimate betrayal of both wife and family.  In what is perhaps an interesting coincidence, Tania Kura spent part of her career in Wanganui.  We can only but speculate on why she ended up working under Hoyle in Hawke’s Bay.

Numerous attempts have been made to contact Sam Hoyle who would not respond to emails or phone calls so we turned to Police Commissioner Marshall for comment but still nothing.

It would seem police are remaining tight lipped about Hoyle’s dummy spitting or their attempts to obstruct justice by way of making it difficult for a man to serve legal documents on police because quite simply they have no justification for those games.

Police Invent Bogus Laws

20130131_100430The public need to be vigilant to verify the information given to them by police.

Senior Constable Damion Horricks of the Waipukurau Police gives us an example of this sort of smoke and mirrors behaviour.

One would expect that having reached the lofty rank of senior constable, Horricks would be well versed in the law that he deals with every working day.  But perhaps the reality of that rank is that he has survived ten years in the job without being done for perjury.

When this photo was taken of him Horricks tried to tell the occupier and photographer that because he was on private property permission was needed (from Horricks) before he could be photographed.  It seems that Horricks was arrogant and ignorant enough to expect that he would be believed just because he was a police officer quoting what he purported to be the law.  After the event Damon Horricks was given the opportunity to support that brash statement by citing the legislation he was relying upon, but had no comment to make.

So here we have yet another police officer caught out lying.  In what is a typical example of the attitude of dishonesty that dominates the police culture in New Zealand, Horricks is just another professional liar, a trait he will no doubt take in to the Courtroom.