Did Nikolas Delegat's punishment fit his crime?

Did Nikolas Delegat's punishment fit his crime?

You will have heard about the controversial case today of the 19-year-old son of a rich-lister who punched a female police officer to a state of unconsciousness and has not gone to prison for it.

He's now convicted of assaulting a police officer outside a Dunedin bar in March 2015.

Nikolas Delegat received 300 hours' community service and a $5000 fine.

That's despite police officer Alana Kane spending 15 hours in hospital and missing two months of work after the assault.

The sentence has garnered much attention with people talking about it and whether the punishment fit the crime and if justice was done.

Story investigates.

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