Nicholas has claimed that three police officers pack raped
her and violated her with a police baton in a Rotorua house in 1986.
The accused men - Clint Rickards, now a police
assistant commissioner, and former police officers Brad Shipton and Bob Schollum
- have strongly denied the allegations.
The initial allegations have since developed into more allegations and more
accused; A police criminal inquiry and a Government Commission of Inquiry.
The news reports on this page are not provided to imply the guilt or
innocence of anybody with regard to these serious allegations.
They are provided because
they are serious sexual allegations,
the allegations are of an historical nature,
they involve one of New Zealand's most senior
The main complainant, Louise Nicholas has
admitted making a false allegation of abuse before
Commission of Inquiry will be looking at Police Culture