Thursday, July 15, 2010

Police officers to speak at inquest into death of handcuffed man

No matter how you shine it, this has got to be gross negligence. Leaving the kid lying down in the middle of a road shows gross indifference to his life

TWO police officers who handcuffed a teenager on a busy Ipswich roadway, where he was later hit and killed by a car, will appear in court today.

Two senior constables, Anthony Brett and Robert Ward, will testify at a coroner's inquest into the death of Andrew John Bornen, 16, who died on February 7, 2009 at Albion St, Brassall, west of Brisbane.

The inquest heard earlier a man believed to be Bornen was seen carrying a baseball bat earlier in the night.

Jennifer Hind, 24, the young mother who hit and killed Bornen said she did not know there was a person on laying face down road. She thought it was ``a black mass." She said she not realise it was a police officer who was waving at her to stop moments before she hit Mr Bornen.


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