Police investigating 'inappropriate' behaviour by off-duty cops

Police investigating 'inappropriate' behaviour by off-duty cops
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New Zealand Police has launched an investigation into inappropriate behaviour by off-duty officers.

The alleged misconduct took place on the evening of February 4, and continued into the early hours of the following morning.

The officers involved were deployed outside their district at the time.

One officer has been stood down, and police are investigating the actions of those involved. It's unknown how many people were implicated in the alleged inappropriate behaviour.

Assistant Commissioner Bill Searle said police take all allegations of potential staff misconduct seriously.

"The New Zealand Police's code of conduct applies at all times, regardless of whether staff are on or off-duty."

The ongoing employment investigation means police won't be commenting further.