Prime Minister John Key has dismissed a call for an inquiry into the police raid on internet tycoon Kim Dotcom's Coatesville mansion after the search warrants used were ruled invalid.
Key admitted today the terming of the search warrants used to
confiscate hard drive data and other personal items in January was
broadly pitched but said there was no need for an
"That can be for a variety of different reasons for this, but look, at the end of the day it's a matter before the courts and there is very little I can say," Key told TV ONE's Breakfast.
Last week, the Green Party called for the raid to be scrutinised by the Independent Police Conduct Authority to determine whether any New Zealand laws were broken, given police and Crown lawyers were working on behalf of the United States.
The call came after Justice Helen Winkelmann found the warrants did not adequately describe the offences to which they related.
Justice Winkelmann also ruled it was unlawful for copies of Dotcom's computer data to be taken out of the country, and any cloned items or copies are not permitted to leave New Zealand.
During the initial search of Dotcom's rented mansion, police took dozens of items including anything that could store digital data. Home videos, CCTV footage and data from the swimming pool heating system were seized.
The German national stands accused of breaching copyright laws costing owners more than US$500 million. US authorities are attempting to extradite him to face the charges.
His legal team are preparing for another hearing in the High Court in Auckland this week.