The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.
Any person assaulting or resisting a Constable in the execution of his duty, or aiding or exciting any person so to do, will be tried and punished by the Magistrates. Let this be remembered by the people who visit Auckland, or other towns, lest they get into trouble. If you see your friend apprehended by a Constable, you must not interfere, nor attempt a rescue. If the Constable has made an improper arrest, the Magistrates will punish him; but you must not interfere, or you will be arrested also.
Thus it will be seen that a Constable is a very useful person. He is the officer who carries into execution all the orders of the Magistrates. He is, as it were, their right hand.