Friday, January 16, 2004

Fatal accident prompts police pursuit probe


A fatal car accident in New South Wales has prompted a review of the procedures police use during high-speed pursuits.

Police say a man and a young girl were killed when a speeding car crashed head-on into another car at McGrath's Hill in Sydney's north-west.

One of those killed was the 53-year-old driver of the [alleged], speeding car. The child was in the other car. Her parents and an aunt are all in a critical condition in hospital.

The Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Madden says current procedures will be looked at.

"As a result of last night, we will review all our procedures," he said. "A critical incident team has been called in. They will investigate what actually occurred, the decisions of the police and what went on, and what went through their minds, as well as our existing procedures."

[Yes police will investigate themselves and nothing will be wrong and as usual nothing will be done about it.]

By Double Demerit Points 16 January 04

THE DOG: We have had so many reports from prisoners who have said the reason they ran away from police is because they feared losing their licence. Or because they had lost their licence.

What are the figures on the rate people have lost their licences in the period say from 1995-2003? Under the guise of 'Double Demerit Points' more licences are lost but the road toll is worse.

Perhaps if they Stop taking drivers licences then that would be one way that people won't have to run away from police in the first place.



NSW Police 'Force' - so wrong Daily Telegraph
Police say? After police approached the utility truck, Horan began firing [?] fatally shooting Constable Quinn. [But police didn't wind him up with a pursuit or never shot at him first?] Pat Horan originally received a life sentence but in 1998 this was reduced to 22 years, with a non-parole period of 16 years for [manslaughter.]

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released the National Deaths in Custody Program annual report for 2002 Between January and December 2002, there was a total of 69 deaths in custody in Australia. There were 50 deaths in prison custody and 19 deaths in police custody and custody-related police operations.