Topic: Teina Pora

Police receive Privy Council judgment on Teina Pora conviction

By Te Kāea

In a media statement released recently, Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess says that,

"Police has received the judgment of the Privy Council which quashes the convictions of Teina Pora.

Police will take time to fully consider the judgment and expect to be consulted by Crown Law regarding any Crown submissions on re-trial.

We note the comment of the Privy Council in relation to Mr Pora's confession:

In the present case it is clear that none of the police officers exerted pressure on Pora.  Indeed, they were, if anything, fastidiously correct in their treatment of him."

The four week period for submissions by the Crown means this matter is still subject to judicial process, therefore Police will not be making any further comment at this time.