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Labour’s Māori Affairs spokesperson, Shane Jones, says getting the commissioner of police in front of the Māori Affairs Select Committee will be more useful than an all out inquiry into the Operation Eight Urewera raids.

Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, wants an inquiry to look into the effect of the raids in 2007 on the innocent people in Ruatoki and Whakatane that were caught up in the police action.

Mr Jones says Labour and National MPs on the committee didn’t think it was the right approach.

"What we would like to hear though is the commissioner of police to front up to the select committee (so we can ask) what have you learned? What have you changed? What will you do differently in the future? Because at the end of the day, the police made a call on the back of the solicitor general of the day, determining what was legal, and then very shortly after the solicitor general, maybe because he filled his pants, changed his interpretation of the law, which threw everything into a massive spin quite frankly," he says.

Mr Jones says Te Ururoa Flavell will get the chance to grill the police commissioner.




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