NZ: Ex-cop charged with misuse of computer system

NZCity reports:

A former police officer has appeared in an Auckland court accused of inappropriately accessing personal information during his time in the force.

The 34-year-old faces 21 counts of accessing a computer system for a dishonest purpose having appeared in Auckland District Court on Wednesday.

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Can anyone explain to me why the defendant has name suppression? Would anyone charged with inappropriately accessing information while on the job get name suppression, or does this have something to do with him being on the police force at the time, or……?

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