Australian man pleads guilty to filming dying officers
Richard Pusey, a 42 years old mortgage banker, has pleaded guilty to using his phone to video four police officers after they were hit by a lorry driver. He was charged with "outraging public decency", being under the influence of drugs, and other criminal charges.
Pusey is among the few Australians to be charged with outraging public decency. The last person that was prosecuted with the charge was Anthony Anderson, an English man that urinated on the body of a dying woman. Pusey will return to court at the end of March.
Pusey was pulled over by the dead officers for speeding
According to reports, Pusey was pulled over by the four dead police officers for speeding. As he was being questioned, a lorry driver accidentally hit the police officers. The name of the officers are Senior Constables Lynette Taylor and Kevin King and Constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney.
Pusey was able to escape unharmed, and he did nothing to help the police officers. According to the footage that was gotten from the police can, Pusey filmed the officers as they were dying for more than three minutes.
The driver of the Lorry, Mohinder Singh Bajwa, has admitted his guilt and he was charged with four counts, which included "driving causing death."
Pusey taunted the officials in the video he recorded
From the footage gotten from his phone, Pusey made fun of the officials. It's believed that the officials were still alive when he made the video.
In the footage that was obtained from Constable Taylor's body cam, Pusey was heard saying: "There you go. Amazing, absolutely amazing. All I wanted was to go home and have some sushi." He then swore at the officials for damaging the body of his car.
Pusey was arrested in his home and he was initially charged with "speeding, drug possession, and reckless conduct offenses". The discovery of the video on his phone led the lawyers prosecuting his case to add additional charges.