Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A prediction

There was another police chase in Christchurch this morning, resulting in a crash which killed one person and injured five more. Because someone died, the chase is being investigated by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. And based on previous reports by the IPCA, we know how it will go: the IPCA will find that the chase should never have been initiated, or should have been broken off, as it posed too great a risk to public safety. It may recommend changes to police chase procedure, or a presumption against chasing. And the police will ignore them, and keep on chasing people like rabid dogs, and killing them as a result. And this will continue until the politicians step in, and either lay down the law to the police to prevent them from imposing a de facto death sentence for fleeing, or enable the IPCA to directly prosecute police officers who kill.