Well done Taranaki Police

January 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Leighton Keith at Stuff reports:

Wheel clamper Daniel Clout claims police are making it impossible for him to do his job and he has complained to their watchdog.

His complaint to the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) includes transcripts from extraordinary video footage of clashes with motorists, police and a discussion with area commander Inspector Blair Telford.

Can the IPCA issue letters of commendation to the police officers complained about?

The police stance that his work was unauthorised was publicised late last year and he says he has been subjected to an increasing number of attacks from members of the public since then.

He claims police had been undermining his authority by telling people he was acting unlawfully, didn’t hold the required licence to do the job and that they could cut his clamps off.

Excellent public information campaign.

Other footage, shown by Mr Clout to the Taranaki Daily News, appears to show police were present when a man smashed his clamps with a wheelbrace.

That’s appalling. The man may have injured himself. The Police officers should have helped with the smashing.

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Fair Go on Wheel Clamping

June 13th, 2008 at 8:49 pm by David Farrar

Whale Oil has this clip from Fair Go, highlighting some very bad behaviour in relations to wheel clamping.

It’s a very good example of third termitis. Instead of any empathy or firm commitment to deal with the problem, the Minister. Harry Duynhoven, talks of officials, reviews, studies etc.

And Maurice Williamson makes a very firm commitment as a great contrast.

The challenge for National is not just to win the election, but once in Government try and put off third termitis as long as possible.

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