Detective Inspector Grant Wormald and his Organised and Financial Crime Agency appear to be a rogue police unit that thinks it’s above the law. They acted illegally in the Dotcom raid, they had GSCB illegally spy on Dotcom, Wormald appears to have committed perjury by failing to disclose the GCSB’s involvement in court, and, now, there’s the illegal fake prosecution that has led to 21 accused criminals going free. What’s the Minister going to do? What’s the Police Commissioner doing?
So far, nothing. They’re protecting these criminal cops. So is Greg O’Connor but he’s a proto-fascist, we all know what to expect from him.
All Tolley can manage to say is that she has “no doubts that OFCANZ are doing their best to fulfill their duties”.
The Police are reviewing how they carry out undercover investigations but there’s no suggestion they will investigate and prosecute these criminal cops – even though the judge helpfully pointed out which sections of the Crimes Act the fake prosecution breached.
It is not good enough. New Zealanders deserve to know that when Police break the law they will be held to account just like anyone else, in fact the checks should be even greater. And the many good cops deserve to know that their bosses aren’t covering up for criminals in their ranks who are tarnishing the image of them all.