Police were called to an incident in Hawera on Monday around 6pm after complaints of a naked and injured man was walking down Camberwell Road. In a video posted to social media, the man is seen completely naked and two female police officers trying to apprehend the individual.
The video which has been shared over 100 times shows the police officers with taser guns drawn.
The male in the video can he heard yelling the Black Power gang chant “yoza” along with others who were present during the ordeal. It’s unconfirmed whether the man has connections to the gang.
A police media spokesperson confirmed the man was unharmed and was soon arrested shortly after and that the incident will be internally reviewed. The IPCA will also be notified, both of which are normal practice in this sort of situation.