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Police staff member in Northland abuses and threatens gas station staff after refusing to wear a mask

16 February 2022

The Authority oversaw Police criminal and employment investigations concerning an allegation that a Police employee entered a petrol station shop without wearing a mask, on 22 September 2021. When asked to put one on, he threatened and abused a staff member including making racist comments. He also tried to use his position as a Police staff member to influence the situation and refused to leave when asked.

The Police employee receiving a formal warning for his criminal behaviour and failure to wear a mask.

The Police employee was also subject to a confidential employment process. 

The Authority is satisfied with the outcome of the criminal investigation and employment process.

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