Disgraced cop stripped of medals

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 15:33 28/11/2013

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Corrupt former police officer Gordon Stanley Meyer will be stripped of his long service and good conduct medals.

Police Commissioner Peter Marshall revealed in his blog that he had written to Police Minister Anne Tolley with the revocation request, which she had "no hesitation" in approving. 

Meyer, 45, will be sentenced in the High Court in Christchurch next month after pleading guilty to bribery and corruption.

He agreed to accept an offer of oral sex to let a 23-year-old woman off drink driving. 

Meyer also pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting an 18-year-old woman. He placed her hand on his groin and touched her breast while giving her a ride in a patrol car between pubs. 

Marshall wrote that he had congratulated investigation head, Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald, and his team for "bringing an unsavoury chapter to a conclusion".

He said Meyer had been advised of the revocation, which was sure to be welcomed by all. Marshall said the investigation into Meyer, which involved about 9000 inquiry hours, was "time well spent", though he would have preferred to have been able to devote that time elsewhere. 

Revocation would be formalised with notification in the next Ten One police magazine. 

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