Case Note 85331 [2007] NZ PrivCmr 10 – Victim impact statement withheld from requester

A man was convicted of possession of an offensive weapon, threatening to kill, and arson. Following his conviction and imprisonment, he made an access request to Police for his file under principle 6 of the Privacy Act. The Police gave him his file except for the victim impact statement. The man asked me to investigate.

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