Police Minister can't say if cops who arrested MIQ escapee were fully vaccinated

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Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 12:24PM

Police Minister can't say if cops who arrested MIQ escapee were fully vaccinated

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 12:24PM

The Police Minister can't say whether the officers who arrested Auckland's MIQ escapee were fully vaccinated.  

A Covid-positive man left an Ellerslie quarantine facility in Auckland around 1am yesterday morning. 

He was arrested early afternoon - and charged with failing to comply with the Covid-19 health order. 

Poto Williams says 68 percent of constabulary staff have had one jab, with 44 percent double vaccinated, but she's unable to speak about specific officers. 

  

Asked by Newstalk ZB's John MacDonald if she's can go and get that information, Williams had a surprising response.  

"Why don't you put in an OIA John, like everybody else?" 

The OIA is an Official Information Act request to Government agencies - which must be responded to within 20 working days.  

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