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.

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.

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.

 

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.