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.

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.

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.

Hawke’s Bay Top Cop Jumping Ship

Sam Hoyle - bugging out

Sam Hoyle – bugging out

In the wake of blistering media criticisim of Napier/Hastings district commander Inspector Tania Kura, her boss Eastland District Commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle is looking to jump ship.

DomPost reporter Tracey Chatterton published this article on the problems and internal squabbles going on under Kura’s management:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9166764/Cops-are-leaving-the-Bay-in-droves

Just days later Kura’s boss and mentor Superintendent Sam Hoyle is looking to quit town.  This week Hoyle is in Wellington interviewing for a new job as Wellington District Commander.

When you look at history and see how police reward their under-performing or wayward staff, there is a good chance Hoyle may soon be packing his bags and moving closer to the bosom of Commissioner Peter Marshall.

So with Hoyle joining those leaving in droves let’s just hope for the sake of the people of Hawke’s Bay that they do not promote Kura to Hoyle’s old job.

Superintendent Hoyle declined to comment when invited to do so.

Police Shoot Unarmed Man

In an incident described by high profile criminal lawyer,  Gary Gotlieb as one that “beggars belief”  Hastings Police shoot an unarmed and compliant man in the back in August 2013. He went on to say  the firearm’s safety catch should have been on, and questioned whether the officer involved could be charged with careless discharge of a firearm?

AOS_01Iriheke Te Kani Pere, was being arrested in August 2013 by Hastings Police. Police were assisting the man to get to his feet after being handcuffed when a police officer’s Bushmaster rifle discharged.

Police confirmed that the man wasn’t resisting arrest, and police have said his actions did not contribute to the incident.  Police acting assistant commissioner investigations Glenn Dunbier  said it wasn’t known if it was “human error or a firearm malfunction”. He also said “We are devastated that this has occurred and will be looking very diligently at how this happened.” “Police were taking the incident extremely seriously, and two inquiries were under way.”

So, what now?

The matter is now being investigated by police themselves we can but only wait and see how police manage to cover this up.  Assistant Commissioner Dubiner has gone quiet and will not respond to any communications.

So can we expect another IPCA sanctioned whitewash?

Yet Another Out of Control Hawke’s Bay Cop Outed

Kristina Eckhold - might not be smiling for much longer

Kristina Eckhold – might not be smiling for much longer

Once again Initiative is obliged to ask what is going on under the management of Superintendent Sam Hoyle and Inspector Tania Kura.  It seems that since we exposed inadequacies in the management style of both Hoyle and Kura both have gone to ground and will not respond to questions put to them.

In the wake of our piece on Superintendent Sam Hoyle’s bully boy tactics in illegally trespassing a man who was properly serving legal documents on police, we have learned that police continue to lie, deny and perjure to the extent that they are completely out of control.

After being served with a trespass notice by Napier police Sgt Kristina Eckhold a Hawke’s Bay man was anxious to establish what if any grounds existed that justified their coming to his home unannounced and serving a trespass notice.  To this end a request was made to Hoyle for a copy of the file.  On behalf of Hoyle, Detective Daryl Moore responded by providing a copy of the trespass notice and statement of service signed by Eckhold.  Moore wrote that these were the only documents police held in respect of this matter.

Knowing that the police are frequently less than truthful about such matters he pursued the request further which resulted in a police job sheet being disclosed.  The author of that job sheet was Eckhold who certainly proved to have a vivid imagination, for the content of that document bore little resemblance to what had actually transpired when she served the trespass notice.

Eckhold was subsequently asked to confirm the accuracy of her job sheet by way of making a sworn statement, but it seems that her dishonesty falls short of so blatantly leaving herself open to a perjury prosecution.  She has not responded to that request or several follow-ups nor offered any explanation for her somewhat “liberal” interpretation of events.

Here then we have yet another example of the culture of dishonesty that prevails within police in this country.  It is a pattern of behavior that Superintendent Sam Hoyle and Inspector Tania Kura turn a blind eye to each day and perhaps even encourage or reward.  Eckhold is also in a supervisory role and this is the standard she sets her own staff.

Whilst in isolation Eckhold’s brand of dishonesty has serious implications it is the wider

Eckhold A liar or just forgetful

Eckhold
A liar or just forgetful?

principal that must also be considered.  Police job sheets often form the basis of a prosecution that will go before the courts.  If that information is blatantly false, as is the case in this situation, then that process is flawed from the outset.  NZPCA believes that there needs to be a better awareness that such dishonest practices are frequent within police and we will always take steps to identify individual police officers who come to our attention.

The clear message to Sgt Kristina Eckhold-Shadbolt is that the honeymoon is over and Initiative will continue to make dishonest cops like her accountable.