Police Commissioner Mike Bush says all staff "feel betrayed" by their former colleague Peter Pakau, who yesterday pleaded guilty to 14 charges relating to methamphetamine, accepting bribes, corruption, conspiring to pervert the course of justice and accessing the police computer system.
Pakau was a Henderson-based constable, but resigned soon after he was arrested and charged over his part in a drug ring that involved Head Hunters gang members.
"Behaviour of this kind is very rare in Police, and it is always extremely disappointing when it occurs," Mr Bush said in his regular blog, published today.
"As this case demonstrates, we will not hesitate to investigate criminal offending by our staff and we will lay charges when appropriate."
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Pakau will be sentenced on November 28. He was remanded in custody after his convictions were entered in the High Court at Auckland yesterday.