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"A bit redundant": Former Police Minister on the letter to the Comissioner

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 7:21AM
Stewart Smart threatened to kill himself if the mother reported him to the police. Photo / 123rf
Stewart Smart threatened to kill himself if the mother reported him to the police. Photo / 123rf

"A bit redundant": Former Police Minister on the letter to the Comissioner

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 7:21AM

Police Minister Mark Mitchell's predecessor says his letter to the Police Commissioner seems a bit redundant.  

He's made his letter to Andrew Coster public. 

It focuses on things like tackling youth and gang offending, supporting frontline officers, and strengthening policing in communities.  

Ginny Andersen told Tim Dower that it's important that police have operational independence.  

She says the letter doesn't cover much new ground. 

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