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Police employee acted offensively towards on-duty officers in Christchurch

25 June 2024

The Authority oversaw a Police investigation into an incident involving an off-duty employee in Christchurch.

During the incident, on-duty officers were dealing with a group of intoxicated people fighting, which was witnessed by the employee. Initially identifying himself as an off-duty officer, he then started interfering in the situation and verbally abused the officers.

The Police investigation found the employee’s behaviour breached the Police Code of Conduct. Police then conducted a confidential employment process.

The Authority agrees with the findings of the investigation and is satisfied Police took appropriate action.

IPCA: 23-17311

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