Ombudsman to review police shooting in Kings Cross
There was no lawful excuse for the cops to bash the punk and fling him around after he was already on the ground. See the video here. The kid was clearly not resisting in any way. His name Troy Taylor and he was a PASSENGER in the car. He is said to be seriously ill so if he dies it could well be a murder investigation
THE NSW Ombudsman will review an internal police investigation into the shooting of two teenagers in a stolen car that ran down a woman on a footpath in Kings Cross.
Police have called for calm after the incident at 4am on Saturday when the car mounted the footpath and hit the woman in the busy nightclub district.
Two officers on foot shot at the car's windscreen, wounding the 14-year-old driver and the 18-year-old front-seat passenger.
Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Murdoch says the family of the young men can be confident police will conduct a comprehensive investigation. "Which I may add, will also be reviewed and monitored very closely by the Ombudsman," he said today.
He also urged people to consider in a larger context snippets of CCTV and mobile phone footage of officers allegedly pulling some of the men from the car and punching them.
Mr Murdoch reminded the public the males had been travelling in a stolen vehicle which mounted a footpath and struck a woman in a busy area.
"Let's just be a little bit calm, a little bit more restrained and see what our investigation (determines)," he said. "Generally speaking, there is no excuse for police brutality."
Greens justice spokesman David Shoebridge said footage of the incident raised "serious and legitimate questions about police conduct".
"I will be referring this matter to the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) seeking the watchdog's immediate intervention in this case," he said in a statement on Monday.
"It is not good enough to only have police investigating police in cases where there are serious questions about the police use of firearms and violence."