Charges dropped over attack on cop

01:47, Feb 25 2013
Jack Maikuku
CHARGES DROPPED: Jack Maikuku's court appearance this morning was brief as charges against him were dropped.

One of the Kawhia men charged in relation to an attack on the town's sole policeman has had the charges against him withdrawn.

Jack Maikuku, 49, was charged with aggravated assault and assault with intent to injure over the alleged attack on Constable Perry Griffin last month.

The charges against Maikuku were withdrawn when he appeared in the Te Awamutu District Court this morning.

But another another man, with interim name suppression, also faces charges in relation to the incident.  

He has been in custody since the alleged incident and has name suppression, was further remanded to reappear on March 18.  

It is alleged he attacked Griffin after being tasered when the constable tried to arrest him.

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Jack Maikuku
AFTERWARDS: Jack Maikuku outside Te Awamutu District Court after charges against him were dropped.
Jack Maikuku
CHARGES DROPPED: Jack Maikuku and his lawyer Roger Laybourne at Te Awamutu District Court on Monday, where charges against Maikuku were dropped.

Waikato Times