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.

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.

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.