9 Jan 2013

Police officer charged with assault

11:11 am on 9 January 2013

A Lower Hutt police officer has been charged with assault following an incident before Christmas.

The officer has appeared in court and will reappear at the end of next month.

His name, age and rank are suppressed and no further details about the incident can be revealed.

Police said the officer has been stood down from frontline duty on full pay while the matter is before the courts.