Hit and run police killer

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1418
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I note from your answer to my question 2014/0673 that you "can't comment directly on the case of PC Duncan and the sentencing the court decided upon in that instance". Are you legally restricted from doing so? Do 'tough penalties' for car and lorry drivers differ from the tough penalties applied in other cases where a police officer is injured or killed in the course of carrying their duties?

Answer

Answer for Hit and run police killer

Answer for Hit and run police killer

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Without being provided with all the evidence received by the courts it would clearly not be right for me to comment on a specific sentencing decisions taken by a judge on the basis of that evidence.