An internal police audit has revealed potentially forgotten files and active cases spanning more than 15 years in Marlborough.
The case management overview, released under the Official Information Act, offers an insight into the handling of investigations around the country.
The document rates Marlborough as an effective policing area, with the average case completed in less than half the time of the national average.
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However, there are 10 active cases in the system from 2002, with the oldest being 5234-days-old.
* Missing toddler is the oldest among New Zealand police’s 143,000 active cases
* Record number of complaints upheld against police
* Police are quietly closing the file on their longest-running cold case
Tasman District Commander Superintendent Mike Johnson confirmed the oldest case, as of March 16 this year, related to firearms but disputed its status as an active investigation.
The file had most likely been reactivated…