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Off-duty officer investigated for indecent act in a public place

9 July 2020

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation involving a complaint about an off-duty Police officer from Waitemata, who allegedly committed an indecent act while alone at a beach, late at night.

The officer admitted his actions and the Police investigation found that while an indecent act was carried out in a public place, the officer had reasonable grounds for believing he would not be observed and therefore had a defence to any charge.

Police determined the officer's actions were a breach of the Police Code of Conduct. The officer received what the Authority considers was an appropriate sanction.

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