Article Title:Police accused of harrassing Sturm
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:31st July 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1962
Text:Police have been accused of intentionally harrassing Auckland restaurant owner Philip David Sturm, currently facing drugs and sexual assault charges involving four young men. Sturm's lawyer, Paul Davison QC, condemned the actions of police at a preliminary court hearing yesterday, saying police repeatedly made early morning calls to Sturm to check that he was obeying his conditions of bail. Although it was accepted that Sturm's bail conditions required him to be at home, Davison said it was not reasonable for Sturm to be required to get up at 3am or 4am to go downstairs and answer the door to the police, sometimes more than once a night.    
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