Police Officer Will Not Face Shooting Charges
The police officer who shot and killed a man north of
Auckland in July will not face charges.
Edwin Leo was shot
near Helensville after he brandished a replica gun at a
The incident happened after a lengthy car
chase which ended after the car which Leo was travelling in
crashed into a farm fence.
Police say the homicide
investigation into the incident has found the officer was
justified in shooting Leo. The investigation found that
Leo’s actions left the officer with no alternative but to
The officer firmly believed the pistol was real.
The shooting highlights the need for sense when people carry
The Police Complaints Authority will also
issue a report into the case in
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