Australian who taunted and filmed dying officers sentenced

An Australian decide on Wednesday sentenced “in all probability probably the most hated man” within the nation to 10 months in jail for filming and mocking cops as they died after a crash.

The BBC reported that Richard Pusey, a 42-year-old mortgage dealer, will doubtless be launched from jail inside days since he has already been in custody for almost a yr. He pleaded responsible on the uncommon cost of outraging public decency.

In April 2020, police had pulled him over for driving his Porsche at 93 miles per hour on Melbourne’s Japanese Freeway. Whereas police addressed him, they had been struck by a truck in an emergency stopping lane. Pusey prevented harm as a result of he had been urinating behind roadside bushes on the time. He didn’t render help and as an alternative filmed the scene.

His profanity-laden commentary whereas filming included “he’s smashed,” “justice,” “completely wonderful” and “lovely.”

“I believe everybody obtained cleaned up,” Pusey mentioned. “I suppose I’ll be getting a … Uber house, huh.”

When one among 5 bystanders who got here to assistance from the stricken officers requested Pusey to assist, he replied: “They’re lifeless,” and continued filming.

The BBC reported that Pusey was accused of standing over one feminine officer as she was pinned underneath the truck. The report mentioned specialists believed she was alive on the time.

Choose Trevor Wraight mentioned whereas Pusey’s character dysfunction may go some technique to clarify his habits, it was a severe case of conduct that outraged public decency.


“Your conduct in recording the cops of their dying moments, along with the phrases you used as you recorded, was not solely derogatory and horrible… but it surely was additionally callous and reprehensible conduct,” the decide mentioned, in accordance with the BBC.

The Related Press contributed to this report

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