A LONG ROAD
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.