Richard Pusey walks on the street after being granted bail in Melbourne on Oct. 16, 2020. Pusey was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, for offenses including what a judge described as the "heartless, cruel and disgraceful" filming of four dead and dying police officers who had just been hit by a truck on an Australian freeway. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Although police officers are not welcomed or liked right now, there comes the point where human decency cannot be forgotten. Apparently, Richard Pusey, 42, who lives in Australia, didn’t ascribe to this way of thinking in April of last year.   

Pusey was driving erratically in his Porsche 911 on a Melbourne freeway when two police officers Lynette Taylor and Glen Humphris, made a traffic stop. As the officers addressed Pusey, two more, Kevin King and Josh Prestney, arrived shortly after.

As all four officers conversed about Pusey outside of their cars in the emergency lane, and that’s when truck driver, Mohinder Singh, lost control, hitting the four officers and eventually killing them on the scene. It was later discovered that Singh was under the influence of drugs, and he pled guilty and was given 22 years in prison.

As one officer was dying and the others already dead, instead of Pusey rendering aid, Judge Trevor Wraight, who sentence Pusey to 10-months in prison, said, “Pusey purposefully walked around the crash site filming and taking photographs of the dying or dead officers while giving a running commentary and zooming in on their injuries.”

At a later date, Pusey’s phone was confiscated by investigators, and Judge Wraight said Pusey’s voice could be heard on a recording saying, “justice” and that he’d have to get an Uber home, of the dying or dead officers while giving a running commentary….” One of the officers’ arms was trapped in Pusey’s sunroof and her leg was jammed between the truck’s and Pusey’s car.

(Centre L-R) Mother of Andrew Prestney, Belinda Prestney, Father of Josh Prestney, Andrew Prestney, Partner of Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Stuart Schultz and Partner of Senior Constable Kevin King, Sharron Mackenzie are seen during a press conference outside the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Porsche driver Richard Pusey has been jailed for 10 months for outraging public decency following a Melbourne crash that killed four police officers. (AAP Image/Erik Anderson) NO ARCHIVINGNo Use Australia. No Use New Zealand.

Pusey was a finance broker with a criminal history of driving offenses.

Although Pusey did not cause the officers’ death, Judge Wraight called Pusey’s actions “extremely insensitive and heartless.”  It was later discovered that Pusey was under the influence of cannabis and MDMA (Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine commonly known as ecstasy).

Wayne Gatt, secretary of the Police Association Victoria, said. “Each and every one of us will face our mortality one day. When his day comes, I hope that he faces the same coldness and the same callousness which he provided my members when they faced theirs.”

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