Police to review body cam footage


Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the freeway’s cameras and bodycam footage from the officers that died contains “quite illustrative” evidence of what happened.

“We’ve got a lot of evidence to piece together and while we currently don’t know [what caused the crash], we will know before too much longer,” he said on Thursday evening.

Police have not yet spoken to the driver of the semi-trailer, Mohinder Singh Bajwa, who remains in hospital. However Mr Ashton said police were “disgusted” with the behaviour of Richard Pusey, who is alleged to have taken pictures of the scene before fleeing.

“We found that behaviour frankly disgusting and it’s disgusted everyone,” he said.

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Crown Towers and Crown Riverwalk are lit up blue to mark the deaths of four officers. Picture: Image/Supplied by Fiona HamiltonSource:AAP

Federation Square. Picture: AAP Image/Michael Dodge.

Federation Square. Picture: AAP Image/Michael Dodge.Source:AAP

The Flinders Street Station Picture: AAP Image/Michael Dodge

The Flinders Street Station Picture: AAP Image/Michael DodgeSource:AAP

The comments come as Victorian police urged people to honour the four officers killed by tying a blue ribbon outside their home.

Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney have been identified as the officers who died in the tragedy.

On Thursday night, Melbourne’s most famous landmarks were blazed in blue light to mark their deaths. An in memoriam page set up by Victoria Police was flooded with tributes.

“To honour them, we’re asking Victorians to turn the state blue. Tie a blue ribbon outside your home. It could be to the front door or gate, wherever it can be seen,” the police force said on Twitter.

“It’s a small gesture to show your support for the men & women who keep our communities safe every day.”

Richard Pusey is co-operating with police after fleeing the scene. Picture: AAP Image/Michael Dodge.

Richard Pusey is co-operating with police after fleeing the scene. Picture: AAP Image/Michael Dodge.Source:AAP

Detectives are investigating the tragic crash that led to the single biggest loss of lives in state history. On Wednesday, a semi-trailer veered into an emergency lane where two police vehicles and a Porsche 911 were stopped.

Commissioner Ashton said the semi trailer driven by Mr Bajwa “appears to have moved from one of the traffic lanes of the freeway into the emergency lane and travelled a short distance in the emergency lane at around 100km/h”.

He said Mr Bajwa suffered a “medical episode”, “which seemed to involve him blacking out”.

The police officers had stopped and called for back up after speaking to Richard Pusey, a Porsche driver, who had been allegedly travelling at high speeds.

Police said Mr Pusey fled the scene but is co-operating with inquiries.

“The investigation into the exact cause of the collision remains ongoing,” police said.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.”





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