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Australia Bourke Street attack police officer would sell home to give 'truthful testimony' at inquest

07:35  18 october  2019
07:35  18 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Police giving evidence at the inquest would be supported with a welfare officer . Among other issues, the inquiry will look at the justice system’s treatment of Gargasoulas, including his release from custody during an out-of-sessions bail hearing just days before the massacre. It will not look at whether or not

At least four police officers were killed, according to French television channel BFM. Law enforcement sources told Reuters that the attacker was killed. The metro station near the police building has been shut down for security reasons, the city’s transport authority announced following the attack .

a car parked on a city street: A coronial inquest into the Bourke Street attack will start next month. (ABC News)© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation A coronial inquest into the Bourke Street attack will start next month. (ABC News)

A former police officer critical of the force's response to James Gargasoulas's 2017 Bourke Street rampage is considering selling his home to afford independent legal representation at the coronial inquest into the attack, a court has heard.

Retired sergeant Frank Caridi was one of the first responders when Gargasoulas stabbed his brother the night before he ploughed his car through lunchtime crowds in Melbourne's CBD.

In February, Gargasoulas was sentenced to life imprisonment with a 46-year non-parole period for murdering six people and injuring 27 others while in a drug-induced psychosis.

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Police are treating an attack at Bourke Street mall in Melbourne in which one person was stabbed to death and two others injured as a terrorist incident. Once the door of the car was open and while the police officer was still sitting down, the man began stabbing him with something sharp, Verma said.

Once police turned into Victoria Street , the In 2015 police reformed their pursuit policy in response to recommendations Olle made in an inquest into the But the newly restricted policy was broadened again when a driver who evaded police pursuits killed five pedestrians in Bourke Street mall in 2017.

At a directions hearing at the Coroners Court of Victoria today, ahead of the inquest's start next month, Mr Caridi said he would do "whatever it takes" to ensure his testimony was free from influence by Victoria Police.

He raised the prospect of fundraising to cover his legal costs, if it meant he could have independent advice.

"I'll even sell my house. This is really important to me," he said.

"I considered selling a kidney — but apparently that's illegal," he joked.

"There needs to be someone standing up for the victims."

Standing at the bar table, surrounded by more than a dozen lawyers, the former sergeant told coroner Jacqui Hawkins he was concerned about the legal representation offered to him by Victoria Police.

"I advised them that I intended to provide truthful testimony and made clear that my evidence would be critical of Victoria Police, in particular the Critical Incident Response Team," Mr Caridi told the hearing.

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"I requested that I should be represented by a law firm that is not influenced by Victoria Police by association and not acting in a conflict of interest.

"The first firm assigned to me was MinterEllison, who through their own diligence quickly identified that by representing me, there would be a conflict of interest.

"Victoria Police assigned another firm, which I was led to believe would be suitable, only to find out a week later I was being represented by the very same solicitor who is currently defending members of the Critical Incident Response team in an unrelated matter."

Coroner 'can't do anything' with 'difficult position'

Victoria Police rejected his concerns about a conflict of interest and refused his request for a lawyer of his choice, Mr Caridi said.

"It puts into question whether my right to be fairly and honestly represented is being upheld," he said.

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Bourke Street attack a ‘terrorism incident’. “I had to wipe the blood off his brow. I needed to give him that dignity because his face was so kind.” Police said there has been nothing so far to suggest the latest attack was inspired by the James Gargasoulas attack on Bourke Street Mall last January.

Police have confirmed today's Bourke Street attack which has killed one person was an act of terrorism. Credit: Mike yang/twitter. Mr Ashton said the Counter-Terrorism unit is investigating and he cannot give any details about the attacker ’s identity. He did confirm the man arrived from Somalia in

The former sergeant said the police association had acknowledged his concern as legitimate, but did not offer him assistance.

"They've told me the chances of them providing funding is slim for the simple reason that the funding should be coming from Victoria Police," he said.

Mr Caridi has applied to the Law Institute of Victoria for an urgent formal Ethical Committee Ruling over what he described as being forced to use a lawyer "conflicted in favour of Victoria Police".

The coroner responded, by explaining to Mr Caridi that the appointment of legal representation was beyond her scope of control.

"I know you're in a difficult position, unfortunately I can't do anything," she said.

The coronial inquest is set down to start on November 18, and will continue for more than a month.

Today's hearing heard families of the victims have been invited to address the inquest during its first day.

Two families have so far confirmed they will speak.

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