Radio NZ: Police ‘letting themselves down’ on pursuits policy – lawyer

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A barrister who has advised the families of people killed in police pursuits, is calling for an immediate ban on chases with the exception of serious offences.

Police investigating the crash near Nelson.

Police investigating the scene of a fatal crash near Nelson. Photo: RNZ/Tracy Neal

Three people died at the weekend after a car being pursued by the police near Nelson crashed into an oncoming car, killing two people in that car and the driver of the other car.

Police had attempted to stop a vehicle while conducting enquiries to find a wanted person when the driver fled.

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