A detective inspector from Northland acquitted of four criminal charges of sexual assault earlier this year has now retired, but did he and police reach a settlement?

A top cop accused of sexually assaulting two women has left the force after being acquitted by a jury and facing an employment inquiry.

But both he and police are remaining tight-lipped about the possibility of a substantial severance package which may have been paid when the detective inspector tossed in his badge.

The allegations against Kevin Burke had stemmed from when he was a detective in the Auckland area during 2002 and 2003.

Two women claimed they met him during separate criminal investigations he was involved in before later accusing him of sexual assault.

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Burke, who became a well-known

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