26 Mar 2019

Police officer charged, stood down in Auckland

12:55 pm on 26 March 2019

A police officer in Auckland has been arrested, charged and an employment investigation is set to follow.

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The 30-year-old male officer from Auckland City District was charged for "accessing a computer system for dishonest purposes," Superintendent Karyn Malthus, Auckland City District Commander said.

The officer appeared in the Auckland District Court today.

"The charge was made as the result of a police self-initiated investigation process," she said.

"The officer has been stood down from duty and an employment investigation will follow in due course."