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.

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.

Home Invasion

Dalby - country cop

Dalby – country cop

In September 2012 a team of police from Waipukurau executed an illegally obtained search warrant on a home in rural Waipukurau.  Police are usually quick to distance themselves from any civil matters but it seem that when it suits their double standards they will make an exception and in this instance they jumped straight in to something that was a civil matter.

The OIC of that operation was Senior Constable Mike Dalby, a country cop who is effectively guilty of home invasion.  When lawyers tried to complain to police in November 2012, Area Commander Sam Hoyle absolved himself of all responsibility and passed it on to his underling Tania Kura to be dealt with.  Instead of responding in a transparent and honest manner Kura went to ground and refused to engage with lawyers in any way, no doubt hoping that this would make the problem go away.  For months Kura and her staff refused to pass the complaint on to the Independent Police Conduct Authority, in arrogant defiance of the legislation which specifically requires police to notify the IPCA within 5 working days.

Solely because of Kura’s inability to deal with and front up to their failures police now face civil proceedings.  Even when confronted with this they continue to waste huge amounts of tax payer money by employing cash strapped high priced Crown lawyers to defend the indefensible.

Abuses and bullying of this nature by police is commonplace across the country.  If you have been the victim of a similar home invasion Initiative would like to hear from you

 

Out of Control

Tania Kura Playing the ethnic card

Tania Kura
Playing the ethnic card, or should that be the pathetic card?

You might well ask what’s going on with policing in the Hawke’s Bay, since district commander Inspector Tania Kura took over control of the patch.  Kura came to Hawke’s Bay from what police spin doctors describe as a “senior role” at the Police College.

Kura and her partner Inspector Dave Archibald ended up at the Police College after Archibald was caught passing information from the police national computer whilst stationed in Tauranga.  In what has so frequently proved to be typical of the New Zealand police force, if you get caught or screw up you get promoted.

Hawke’s Bay has long held a reputation for having a police force more out of control than the rest of the country.  Since her arrival last year Kura has worked hard to maintain that reputation and indeed conspired to perpetuate acts that support the culture of lie, deny and perjure.

Manipulating the stats?

Manipulating the stats?

Despite her efforts to cover up the corruption within her patch it has failed to gain her the support of her staff with Hawke’s Bay with more than 20 officers having left since the Napier and Hastings areas merged into one Hawke’s Bay unit under Kura in August last year.  Many of those who left, disclosing to media sources Kura’s “my way or the highway” approach to people management.

Despite scathing public criticism from both current and former staff Kura is quoted in media reports as saying she is “not concerned”.  This astonishing response personifies the arrogance and ignorance that prevails within police management.  Kura should be concerned.  After only a year in the job she has failed to impress either her own kind or the public.  There have been a number of spectacular failures under Kura’s short reign of power and control.

Otaki’s Community Cop Rips Off The System

Terry Moore Landlord or Cop?

Terry Moore
Landlord or Cop?

Otaki community constable Terry Moore has been ripping the system off for years and police have been turning a blind eye to his dishonesty.

Moore first came to the Kapiti Coast from Blenheim to take up the role of Iwi Liaison office for police.  Whilst living and working as a detective in Blenheim Moor and his family lived in subsidised housing on Woodbourne Air Force Base.  In this job he was one of the privileged few who still got to take a company car home.  It was during this time that Moore quickly gained a reputation amongst his colleagues for being the invisible man, because he was never where he was supposed to be.

Frequently during working hours Moore was spotted in Levin, often towing a trailer load of building materials behind his unmarked police vehicle.  Initiative is aware that Moore owns rental properties in Levin and much of the restoration and maintenance work on those properties was carried out whilst he was being paid to be at work.

In a move typically double standard, police turned a blind eye to Moore’s deceit and returned him to the brotherhood.  Not only that but they put the now separated Moore in to a police house in Otaki at peppercorn rental.

Whilst working at Levin and owning properties in that town, Moore was enjoying the benefits of tax payer subsidised housing a few kilometres down the road in Otaki.

To this day Moore enjoys the perk of living in a police house whilst getting income from rental properties just up the road.  Nice work if you can get it.  The frightening thing is that Moore seems to think this sort of behavior is quite acceptable and he is doing nothing wrong.  Such attitudes are typical of the police culture and double standards.

Otaki is an area that has typically been hard to staff and the sort of police officers who end up there have fallen from grace elsewhere in the country.  Moore’s tenure there is testament to this and the fact that police management are not only aware but turn a blind eye to such blatant ripping off of the system, is testament to the police culture of lie, deny and perjure.

Setting aside the questionable ethics of Senior Constable Terry Moore, in how many towns around the country is this blatant dishonesty repeated?  When questioned by opposition politicians, the former Minister of Police denied all knowledge and suggested that it was a matter for the Commissioner.  Yet when opposition politicians wrote to the Police Commissioner the response was to lie and deny.