New Zealand cops to search media houses
21 November 2011, 15:56
Wellington - New Zealand police have obtained warrants to search four media organisations following a privacy complaint from Prime Minister John Key.
Police said on Monday they plan to wait until after a court hearing on Tuesday before taking any action. That drags out the dispute until closer to Saturday's national elections.
Key invited media to a staged event last week, but then asked them to leave while he had a private conversation with a political ally. Cameraman Brad Ambrose recorded the conversation.
Ambrose claims the recording was accidental; Key claims it was deliberate.
Ambrose is seeking a court ruling on whether the conversation was private or not.
Meanwhile, police want the recording and interviews with Ambrose from the media outlets.
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