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New Zealand

6 January 2007

New Zealand Press Association

The decision to arm Napier detectives with pistols for the three days leading up to Christmas has been criticised by the Green Party — but police say they would wear sidearms "at any time" if the circumstances required it. The Green Party said yesterday that wearing sidearms openly as a deterrent went against the philosophy of having an unarmed police force. But Inspector Kevin Kalff of Napier disagreed, saying that, since detectives began patrolling commercial... (

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