Man admits to filming dying policewoman in Australian crash

Wednesday, March 10
AUSTRALIA


By Micheal Hennessey

An Australian man has pleaded guilty to filming and mocking dying police officers at a crash scene last year. 

Richard Pusey, 42, was in his Porsche on a Melbourne freeway when he was pulled over by four officers for allegedly speeding. 

All officers died when they were struck by a passing truck that had veered out of its lane.

After avoiding any injury in the crash, Pusey then filmed the dying officers for more than three minutes, which he shared with his friends.



At one point he stood over and taunted a female police officer, who was pinned under the truck.

"There you go, amazing, absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and have some sushi and now you f---ed my f---ing car," Pusey said.

Victoria's police minister called his comments, "completely sickening."

The deceased officers were named as Senior Constables Lynette Taylor and Kevin King and Constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney.

Pusey, a mortgage broker, fled the scene and was arrested at his home after the crash. 

He was initially charged with speeding, drug possession and reckless conduct offenses but police later discovered the video he recorded.



Pusey has admitted to the rare charge of outraging public decency, which his legal team initially argued did not exist, ABC reported. He was also charged with drug and other offenses. 

Under Australian law, there is no maximum penalty for the charge of outraging public decency, and it is rarely prosecuted, reports said. 

The truck driver, Mohinder Singh Bajwa, pleaded guilty to four charges of culpable driving causing death.