6 Oct 2011

Reports on police raids won't be released yet - minister

9:00 pm on 6 October 2011

The Police Minister says two independent reports on the 2007 police raids in Te Urewera will not be released until after matters before the court are resolved.

The Maori Party MP for Bay of Plenty wants reports from the Independent Police Conduct Authority and the Human Rights Commission released to the public.

Te Ururoa Flavell says they outline a severe miscarriage of justice occurred during the raids and the unfair treatment which people living in and around the Ruatoki valley suffered.

During question time in Parliament on Thursday, Mr Flavell asked Police Minister Judith Collins whether she had received the reports.

Nathan Guy, who answered on behalf of Ms Collins, said she had not seen them and in the interest of justice they will not be made public until court cases are completed.