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Man jailed for filming four dying police officers in Australia

Richard Pusey (42) has been jailed for 10 months after filming four dying police officers who had been hit by a truck in Australia.

The 42-year-old had pleaded guilty earlier to a charge of outraging public decency over his commentary in crash scene videos that he filmed on his phone which is the first time since 1963 the charge has been prosecuted in the state.

Pusey was pulled over by police officers for exceeding the speed limit of 100km/h in his Porsche which had been travelling at 159km/h. After being pulled over, a truck crashed into the two patrol cars along with Pusey’s car.

As he was urinating behind bushes near the roadside, Pusey avoided injury while the four police officers were killed. While they were dying, Pusey recorded them while saying phrases such as “Justice” and “absolutely amazing”. When a bystander came to help, he asked Pusey for assistance to which Pusey stated, “They’re already dead.”

Judge Trevor Wraight sentenced Mr Pusey to 10 months in prison which was backdated to when he was taken to custody 296 days ago. However, he is expected to remain in custody after his sentence is complete due to unrelated charges. The truck driver was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

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