11 Nov 2014

Former police officer pleads guilty

4:49 pm on 11 November 2014

A former central Otago police officer has pleaded guilty in the Alexandra District Court to making an intimate recording of another person.

The 46-year-old constable resigned immediately after he was charged.

Judge Stefan Coyle said while the public had a right to know the names of those appearing in the courts, the fact the man had resigned from the force meant name suppression could continue.

The judge said his resignation meant serving members of police could not be under suspicion.

However, he said name suppression could not be guaranteed at sentencing which will be on 11 December.