Corrupt cop flash gordon gets day in court

Gordon Stanley MeyerCorrupt flash gordon policeman Gordon Stanley Meyer carried out his sexual exploits while working at a station with leadership and operational problems, an inquiry has found.

An investigator who reviewed the culture at the Christchurch South police station where Meyer worked was critical of the station.

The senior out-of-town investigator’s report came to light after Meyer admitted in court to accepting a sexual act in exchange for letting a woman off a drink- driving charge in September 2011.

Police confirmed the review “highlighted some issues” and said remedial actions had been taken.

Meyer, 45, yesterday pleaded guilty to bribery and corruption in the High Court in Christchurch.

He also admitted indecently assaulting an 18-year-old woman in a patrol car in April 2011, by placing her hand on his groin and touching her breasts.

Police believe there may be other victims who have not come forward.

Police are already responding to calls to a special 0800 number they set up for other potential victims of Meyer to come forward.

Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald said there had been a response to the police appeal, but could not yet put a number on how many calls had been made.

Officers were this morning collating the number of calls, as well as responding to those who had phoned in, he said.
Investigators set up a the number for anyone with information on Meyer to come forward: 0800 223 370.

Flash Gordon - Gordon Meyer

” Flash Gordon ” in court.

A pre-trial ruling by Justice Chisholm detailed several other incidents involving Meyer, who has resigned from the police, inappropriately approaching women.

They related to allegations of flashing, touching women’s breasts, receiving oral sex in a police car and making sexual comments. Charges were laid over the incidents but were either quashed or dropped.

Police Assistant Commissioner Grant Nicholls yesterday said he was disgusted by Meyer’s actions.

“This behaviour is disappointing, disturbing and disgusting and it simply won’t be tolerated.”

The Meyer inquiry was still open, he said.

It was understood no other officers were found to be aware of Meyer’s offending despite a vigorous investigation involving about 9000 inquiry hours and 80 statements.

It also covered the last 10 years of Meyer’s 19-year police career.

Officers who worked at the station described Meyer as a “bad apple” or a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who fooled everyone.

He was trusted to regularly fill in as acting sergeant – a supervisory role – during his tenure.

Others, however, claimed there was an unhealthy culture in the station, and many were not surprised when Meyer was charged.

“If you had to pick a suspect for doing something this stupid, he would have certainly been top of your list.”

Police last night confirmed the investigator’s report “highlighted some issues” at the station.

“In the light of the complaints received against [Meyer], it was deemed appropriate that alongside the criminal investigation there should also be a review of all aspects of operations and leadership at Christchurch South police station,” police said.

Changes at the station documented by Fairfax include the dispersing of both senior and junior personnel previously based there.

In 2011, another police officer based at Christchurch South was subject to an investigation after a colleague laid a complaint about sexual harassment.

He resigned before the process was concluded.

This year, Meyer’s former team leader, Sergeant Craig Prior, was charged with assaulting a member of public.

He pleaded guilty and received a discharge without conviction.

An internal investigation found Prior’s conduct did not reach the threshold to warrant disciplinary action.

Meyer has relocated to the Bay of Plenty and will be sentenced next month.

Source: Stuff

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  • nyldy

    Anyone else see the irony of a police station called “Christchurch?”