Police officer allegedly breached Auckland border to attend funeral

Source: 1News

A police officer has allegedly breached Auckland's Covid-19 border to go with a group to a funeral.

Breakfast's Zion Dayal had a chat to those who were at the border.

Police say it is carrying out an internal investigation after the officer was allowed through a checkpoint without an exemption.

The officer had allegedly accompanied a group of people across the boundary to attend a funeral a short distance away, a police spokesperson said. 

"Police have confirmed the travel was not permitted by health, but further inquiries into the matter are required to more fully understand the context, including decision-making around the case."

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has been notified.