They were investigating people involved in organised crime in the city, which included people with strong links to the Head Hunters Motorcycle Gang.
But an expert on Kiwi gangs has slammed the statistics she's using as "shonky".
The man assaulted the 10-year-old girl before snatching her puppy
He was assaulted after being approached by a man in a vehicle.
A youth has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Three men were eventually arrested and one's recuperating in hospital.
Reed was found dead in the hotel bathroom.
Four firearms and ammunition were recovered.
"It's not the sort of thing that we as a community, as a city, are going to tolerate."