A convicted Government employee is one of “hundreds” who have let out of court through side exits after their hearings, police say.
Jeremy Buis was sentenced in the Dunedin District Court on April 21 on charges of criminal harassment, threatening to do grievous bodily harm and intentional damage.
Judge Paul Kellar lifted his name suppression but suppressed details of his occupation.
The 39-year-old Government employee did not appear outside court after his sentencing. Waiting media were later told he was allowed out through a side entrance.
Police said Buis was allowed out through an alternative exit to “avoid a conflict with the victim’s family who were present at the public exit at that point”.
How very nice of the Police to do that for Mr Buis.
Reminder that you can’t speculate on which government department or agency Mr Buis used to work for, or hint at it.