30 May 2013

Constable cleared of corruption leaves police

6:10 pm on 30 May 2013

A Whanganui constable cleared of corruption has resigned from the police.

Earlier in May, Hayden Clifford Bradley was earlier not guilty at a trial in the New Plymouth High Court of seeking sexual favours in exchange for letting a motorist off a disqualified driving offence.

Central district commander Superintendent Russel Gibson said on Thursday an employment inquiry that began following Mr Bradley's acquittal has not been completed and will cease now that he has resigned.

Mr Gibson said it is clear to him that Mr Bradley accepts that his behaviour was inappropriate and went against police values and ethical standards.

Following the not guilty verdict on 7 May, Mr Gibson praised the woman who spoke up and told police about Mr Bradley's conduct.

He said the actions of Mr Bradley are not a reflection of the New Zealand Police.