Independent Police Conduct Authority is a joke
Pita Sharples wants to dump the IPCA and replace it with an anti-corruption board. While I agree with Pita on some of his criticisms, let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
The current IPCA is a joke. It is only funded to independently review 30% of cases, meaning the majority of the 70% are the same old Police investigating Police (interestingly only about a quarter of complaints against Police are ever upheld, perhaps only those which are independently reviewed?).
The IPCA does have the power to investigate a case that attracts media attention, but NZers should be able to gain an independent review of their complaint against the Police without having to set up their own facebook media site to call attention to their complaint.
Sadly our cop worship culture, so disgustingly on display as this Government ram through spy powers for the Police, doesn't even ask for checks and balances in the Police force, the sleepy hobbits and Shire Volk are happy to hand vast unchecked powers to the Police, until it's their darling little middle class child who gets screwed by the cops, then you can't shut the shire volk up.