Michael Clifford Taylor had such a look of “rage” on his face the officer who shot him believed Taylor planned to kill him. The officer who fired the shots in 2016 is giving evidence in the Rotorua Coroner’s Court today as part of an inquest into Taylor’s death. Police have been cleared of criminal and…

POLICE v TM ?Sentencing. Guilty plea to charge of wounding with intent to commit GBH. A drunken argument at function in home led to defendant overreacting to an assault resulting in him biting through the cheek of the victim leaving a severe disfigurement. Starting point of prison but with willingness to make amends a sentence…

BAIL VARIATION ? Most often in domestic violence cases when the defendant is arrested and bought to court then bailed, the court imposes a blanket provision that the defendant is not allowed to contact the complainant. Although this often is appropriate, the court tends to impose it as a bail condition without considering the facts….

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