Police are a bit damned over Head Hunter funeral, says gang expert

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Newstalk ZB,
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Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 6:24PM
More than 300 mourners attended the funeral of Taranaki Fuimaono, a Head Hunters gang member who died shortly after being taken into police custody. Photo / Alex Burton
More than 300 mourners attended the funeral of Taranaki Fuimaono, a Head Hunters gang member who died shortly after being taken into police custody. Photo / Alex Burton

Police are a bit damned over Head Hunter funeral, says gang expert

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 6:24PM

A major gang member's funeral, and the procession that followed, appears to have gone off without a hitch.

Hundreds gathered for a service at a church in Grey Lynn, before the procession traversed across Auckland.

During the service, police temporarily closed part of the street outside the church..

Gang expert Dr Jarrod Gilbert told Heather du Plessis-Allan Police are a bit damned, either way, whether they took more action or not.

"If they tried to break this up, it perhaps would create more potential violence, so I guess it's best to work with them."

There have been no arrests - but Police say anyone who witnessed concerning behaviour should call 105.

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