Police apologise for privacy blunder
Auckland police are apologising after an officer left a file revealing a victim's personal details in view in a police car.
Auckland District Commander, Superintendent Karyn Malthus, said a full internal investigation has been conducted into the incident.
"The officer who made the mistake has been identified and spoken with."
She said learning opportunities had been highlighted and would be addressed accordingly.
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Police have apologised to the victim and said they want the community to be assured their staff make every effort to protect the privacy of victims of crime.
"I can assure you that the officer is apologetic and is gutted by this mistake and is first and foremost concerned for the welfare and feeling of the victim involved," Malthus said.
The Privacy Commissioner has been notified of the breach of privacy.