Corrupt former Christchurch police officer Gordon Stanley
Meyer has avoided a jail sentence on charges of bribery and
In the High Court at Christchurch today, Justice Graham
Panckhurst sentenced Meyer to nine months home detention, and
ordered him to pay $3000 to each of his two victims in
reparation for emotional harm.
Meyer, 45, admitted telling a suspected drink driver that her
charges would go away if she performed oral sex on him.
He also pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting an
18-year-old woman he groped while giving her a lift between
pubs while on duty in his marked patrol car.
Justice Panckhurst gave Meyer credit for his guilty pleas,
which came just two days before his scheduled trial, and his
exemplary police record prior to his offending.
Meyer resigned from the police.
Assistant Police Commissioner Grant Nicholls earlier said
police welcomed the conviction on behalf of the victims,
adding that the police investigation remained open.
Police set up a dedicated freephone number, 0800 223 370, for
people to come forward with information on Meyer.
Meyer had been on bail at a North Island address while he
Meyer made no comment as he left the court.
- Cullen Smith of The Star