2 Jul 2010

Complainant 'loses faith' that police culture changing

7:46 am on 2 July 2010

A police sex abuse complainant says she has lost faith that the police culture is changing after the launch of a criminal investigation involving the former officer in charge of her case.

Former Superintendent Jon Moss resigned last year as the manager of professional standards at Police Headquarters, following claims he had improperly influenced another officer.

Police Commissioner Howard Broad on Thursday announced a new criminal investigation over allegations of a relationship between Jon Moss and an unnamed official at an agency linked to the police.

Mr Moss led the investigation in 2008 into why the file of another woman, Donna Johnson, had been accessed 72 times.

Ms Johnson says it broke her heart to find out that the man who convinced her she could trust the police again is now facing a criminal investigation.

After leaving the police, Mr Moss was employed by the Real Estate Agents Authority as a senior manager.

The authority has asked Wellington lawyer John Edwards to carry out a review of the processes surrounding the appointment.