Police confirm Whanganui officer's resignation

Thursday 30 May 2013, 2:31PM
By New Zealand Police


Police can confirm that Whanganui Constable Hayden Bradley who was recently acquitted of corruption has resigned.

Central District Commander Superintendent Russell Gibson said: "It is clear to me that Mr Bradley accepts his behaviour was inappropriate and goes against Police values and ethical standards."

The employment investigation that commenced following Mr Bradley's acquittal has not been completed and this will now cease because he has resigned.

"I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm my praise to the woman who spoke up and told the Whanganui Police about Mr Bradley's conduct. This woman has gone through some very difficult and emotionally testing times but through this whole process she has acted with integrity and strength."

Superintendent Gibson said that he also praises the professionalism of the Whanganui officers that dealt with the woman's complaint.

"I want to reassure the public that the actions of this officer are not a reflection of the New Zealand Police."