This is the report into the death of Steven Wallace, who was shot in Waitara by NZ Police officer Keith Abbot in April 2000.
Several aspects of this report (which can also be viewed at this link) are chilling, particularly the response of the Police to the Coroner's report. At Paragraph 99 of the report:
"Police response to the Coroner’s findings:
99. On 3 August 2007, in a media statement, the Police Commissioner dismissed the Coroner’s criticism and commended the three officers for their professionalism and dedication.
100. On 27 August 2007 the Officer in Charge of Operation McLean, (now retired)
Detective Inspector Pearce, tabled a lengthy report in response to the Coroner’s criticisms of the three officers. Mr Pearce concluded that the lack of leadership as found by the Coroner could not be regarded as a contributory factor to the death of Steven Wallace.
The Authority did not have its own investigators in 2000 and at that time was reliant on Police resources to carry out investigations."