A LONG ROAD

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Fe­bru­ary, 2005: The ar­son at the pu­nanga is com­mit­ted June, 2005: Mii Teoko­tai is ar­rested and charged with con­spir­acy to com­mit ar­son. A search war­rant is ex­e­cuted on Mrs Teoko­tai’s prop­erty. Oc­to­ber, 2005: David White makes an of­fi­cial com­plaint to then Su­per­in­ten­dent Gary Smith. March, 2006: De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Garth Bryan in­ves­ti­gates the mat­ter. June, 2006: David White con­tacts In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Con­duct Author­ity to en­quire about his com­plaint. Mr White learns they have not been in­formed about the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. March, 2007: David White ad­vises po­lice he will be tak­ing le­gal ac­tion to ob­tain Mrs Teoko­tai’s prop­erty seized dur­ing search in 2005. Au­gust, 2007: Po­lice ac­knowl­edge no fraud has been com­mit­ted. Charges are dropped. Septem­ber, 2009: In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Con­duct Author­ity re­port com­pleted, more than three years af­ter ini­tial com­plaint laid. March, 2010: Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Rob Pope ac­knowl­edges com­pen­sa­tion is due. Au­gust/Septem­ber, 2010: Com­pen­sa­tion of­fer of $25,000 from po­lice is re­jected by the fam­ily.

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