after police admit illegally taking photos of young Māori
The Children's Commissioner is demanding to know whether police are routinely taking pictures of young people on the street nationwide.
He joins others, including Wairarapa iwi, calling for an investigation after the police in the region admitted illegally taking pictures of young Māori.
Whānau in Wairarapa described their sons walking alone in broad daylight when police approached and insisted they take their picture before letting them go on their way.
Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft said what was being described was shocking.
"This is not constructive or responsible policing," he said.