At long last, it is over. Clint Rickards has resigned from the NZ Police.
The disciplinary tribunal was to be in February. Rickards presumably realised it was almost inevitable he would not win, or at best he would get a payout but not reinstatement.
Also I suspect by resigning he gets to perf, and that will be a hell of a lot of money for 25 years and having risen to Assistant Commissioner.
UPDATE: There may have been a golden handshake. I guess Annette King will face some questions about this, if so.