The Drunk Detective Story (UPDATE:)
You thought a bunch of off duty cops beating the snot out of a teenager who turned out to be Detectives son was funny? It ain't nothing on this story I've been following since New Years Day, now remember one of the good old boy Judges has amazingly already let one of these Detectives off, but his mate doesn't seem so lucky...
Detective accused of exposing himself
A drunk, off-duty police detective dropped his pants and exposed himself to a mother and her young son, a court has heard.
The detective, who works at Police National Headquarters, is facing a charge of offensive behaviour and exposing himself. He denies the allegations, and has name suppression.
The woman yesterday told the Pukekohe District Court she was picking up her homesick 11-year-old son from a sleepover about 2am on New Year's Day and decided to drop some clothes off at the Salvation Army on her way home.
The woman said she was approached by a man who stood in front of her car and stopped her from pulling out of the car park.
She said the man asked her: "What the f*** am I doing out on the street with my child at that time of night."
The woman said he was slurring his words and she was frightened.
She said the man then showed her a detective's badge which she thought could be fake.
The woman wound down the window and took it out of his hands.
But she said the badge looked authentic and the photograph in the wallet matched the man. She said she told the police officer that his fly was undone, and he "chuckled a little bit and stepped backwards".
"He began to fumble with the dome on his pants and he was still chuckling as if he found the situation very funny. It was then that his pants fell down to his knees area. I saw his penis," the woman said. She said thankfully her son was looking away.
The woman was then approached by another off-duty police officer who she thought might be coming to help her. "The man asked me what the f****** problem was," she said.
The woman said both police officers were obviously drunk.
Now you would think accosting an innocent mother with child and smearing your penis all over their window would be enough right? Oh but it gets better, the mother ironically calls the Police and uniformed cops turned up and tried to 'reason' with the drunk off duty detectives, the pair refuse to go with the Uniformed Police Officers and so the senior sergeant from Papakura is called, they refused to follow him, and ONLY THEN do the two drunk off duty cops get arrested.
Just a small question, if anyone of us had drunkenly accosted a mother and child and exposed ourselves on New Years Day, would anyone of us be politely asked by Uniformed Police to go home and then have the senior sergeant from Papakura turn up and pretty, pretty, pretty please ask us to go home? Like fuck they would, if it had been anyone of us doing this, the Police would have either set a dog on us, pepper sprayed us, tasered us or hell, even shot us for this. I just love how the uniformed Police and the senior sergeant begged the Detectives to go home.
(UPDATE) But wait, here's the punchline folks - the Drunk Detective gets let off! One law for the cops, one law for the rest of us (unless you are a cop who beats up a Detectives son that is). The Judges ruling is absurd, if the woman felt scared why did she use the BP service station to call rather than her cell phone? That's a joke ruling surely? It's reminiscent of the Martinborough Judge who let off the vigilantes this year.