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4:26 pm, January 27th, 2016 - 38 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, accountability, Dirty Politics, law, police - Tags: #dirtypolitics, dirty politics, nicky hager, police
They didn’t have much option really:
Update on the High Court case between Nicky Hager and the NZ Police
Yesterday, the New Zealand Police informed Nicky Hager through their counsel that they are electing not to appeal the decision of the High Court given in December last year. That decision held that the Police’s search of Mr Hager’s home had been “fundamentally unlawful”.
There are still other issues that remain unresolved. These include the obtaining by the Police of Mr Hager’s private banking information without a warrant, and issues of costs and damages. The case will continue to deal with those other matters.
However, Mr Hager says he is pleased that the Police have accepted the Judge’s decision that their actions were unlawful. The Police are not to contesting the finding that the warrant was unlawful. “This means the most important part of this saga is now concluded” said Mr Hager. …