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16-year-old boy who was killed by a car while under arrest for aggressive behaviour lay down on the road after being threatened with a Taser, police have said.
Police intercepted the boy on Albion Street at Brasall, Ipswich, after receiving reports of a man allegedly carrying a machete about 11pm on Saturday.
Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said police confronted the youth, who was unarmed at the time, and after they presented a Taser, he lay down on the road.
While the teenager was on the road, he was hit by an 18-year-old female driver of a car. Police said they tried to warn the woman, but without success.
New South Wales is unique in defining murder as intent to cause death or grievous bodily harm and recklessness as to death, while considering recklessness as to causing grievous bodily harm manslaughter.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Police are charged with protecting the public, and consistently they are failing in this duty through their own intervention and incompetence.
By a vote of 7-to-2, the Supreme Court ruled that Gonzales has no right to sue her local police department for failing to protect her and her children from her estranged husband.
Originally posted by SailorinAZ
An 18 year old girl distracted by the pretty bright red and blue lights comes driving around the corner, probably talking on a cell phone, music on and speeding and runs over the kid. The police try to get the kid out of the way or wave her off but it is to late.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Distracted by the red and blue lights
I slow down and pay more attention when I see those red and blue lights.
Also was it mentioned that she was on her cell phone?
And was there music? and finally why would anybody speed past red and blue flashing lights?
Originally posted by LDouce90
Either way, it would be nice to see the cruiser cam video of this incident. Just hearing about it in words doesn't really describe it. I doubt the cops placed him in the road purposefully.
[edit on 11-2-2009 by LDouce90]