Dotcom case needs an independent review – Greens
The actions of the police in connection with the Kim Dotcom case need to be scrutinised by an agency such as the Independent Police Conduct Authority, Green Party police spokesman David Clendon said today.
Chief High Court judge Helen Winkelmann yesterday ruled search warrants used in the Kim Dotcom raid were illegal.
“Given that our police and Crown lawyers were working on behalf of the United States they should have made certain that New Zealand’s laws weren’t trampled on,” Mr Clendon said.
“The original raid on Mr Dotcom’s house was like something from a bad Hollywood movie.
“Given the disquieting information that has emerged about this case to date it may be necessary for a formal review of how New Zealand’s justice services interact with foreign governments’ criminal investigation services.”
Earlier, Labour called on the government to drop its support for the US government's bid to extradite Kim Dot.com.
Mr Dotcom himself weighed in on Twitter today with "Will the FBI agents who stole my data now get extradited to New Zealand?"