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.
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.
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.