Australia Murder-accused cop to stand trial in weeks

04:07  30 july  2021
04:07  30 july  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering a young Indigenous man during an outback arrest gone wrong will face trial within weeks.

a close up of a man: The trial of a police officer for the murder of Kumanjayi Walker is due to start on August 18. © PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO The trial of a police officer for the murder of Kumanjayi Walker is due to start on August 18.

Constable Zachary Rolfe, 29, shot and killed Kumanjayi Walker, 19, in the remote community of Yuendumu in November 2019.

His trial was postponed this month after the Crown's interstate prosecution team was unable to travel to the Top End due to NSW's COVID-19 outbreak.

It was on Friday relisted for August 18 when prosecutor Philip Strickland SC confirmed he would fly to Darwin to commence two weeks' quarantine on Monday.

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His co-counsel Sophie Callan SC will not travel to the NT for the trial in the NT Supreme Court and is being replaced by another lawyer, who will travel from Victoria.

The new trial date comes two days after Rolfe's lawyer David Edwardson QC and Mr Strickland appeared before a full bench of the court for legal argument over the three proposed defences.

They are the "good faith" clause of the NT Police Administration Act; that Rolfe was performing his duty as a police officer when the shooting happened; and that he was acting in self-defence.

The Act contains provisions that give police officers immunity in certain circumstances if they were performing an authorised duty in "good faith" at the time.

Trial judge Acting-Justice Dean Mildren referred four questions for the court to consider to determine if all three defences can be employed.

The five judges reserved their decision, saying they will provide a judgment within two weeks.

Rolfe is charged with murder and the alternative charges of reckless or negligent conduct causing death, and engaging in a violent act causing death.

The trial was expected to run for four weeks in Darwin, which is about 1500 kilometres north of Yuendumu.

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