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    Pc guilty of girl's crash death

    A police officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a 16-year-old schoolgirl by dangerous driving.

    Pc John Dougal, 41, had accelerated to 94mph (151km/h) in a 30mph zone before he hit Hayley Adamson in Newcastle in May, the city's crown court heard.

    A police driving expert told the court that the patrol officer's speed was unjustified, but Dougal had claimed he had been driving safely.

    The car's siren and lights had not been activated at the time, the jury heard.

    Following the conviction, Judge David Hodson said a prison sentence was inevitable.

    37 Comments

    Shocking!

    Very excessive speed, I guess he was late for his cup of tea.

    He thinks he was driving safely? Clearly he wasn't.

    Cost a young girls life.

    how many years did he get?

    Banned

    Thing is with stories like this, you immediately tend to side with the copper, or at least I do.

    Then you realise as you read that there was simply to excuse whatsoever for what happened.

    I feel very sorry for the young girls family. they must be coping with a terrible amount of grief.

    Banned

    Pretty tragic all round. Apparently 'not wanting to alert the driver' to the police's presence took precedence over warning the public about a car travelling at 94 mph - although surely that would be pretty noticeable in itself?

    Original Poster

    shauneco;4866425

    He thinks he was driving safely? Clearly he wasn't.



    The telling bit was in a previous story on the case, he swore he was driving safely, yet when asked if he'd do the same again he said no. That shows he knows it wasn't safe.

    louise.123;4866441

    how many years did he get?



    It hasn't been revealed yet.

    The worst thing is, that the ANPR data was out of date, and the car he set out to chase was driving LEGALLY!

    Banned

    lets see if another police officer gets away with murder....

    demenzes- nobody held accountable

    dude that died of heart attack after being battoned down to the ground few days ago

    police need sorting out they seem to be untouchable and regulary get away with murder

    complete joke

    they deny everything until proven wrong.....what kind of police force do we have....liars, cheats n murderers

    Awful

    casparwhite;4866870

    lets see if another police officer gets away with murder....demenzes- … lets see if another police officer gets away with murder....demenzes- nobody held accountabledude that died of heart attack after being battoned down to the ground few days agopolice need sorting out they seem to be untouchable and regulary get away with murdercomplete jokethey deny everything until proven wrong.....what kind of police force do we have....liars, cheats n murderers



    here we go again........

    Banned

    casparwhite;4866870

    lets see if another police officer gets away with murder....demenzes- … lets see if another police officer gets away with murder....demenzes- nobody held accountabledude that died of heart attack after being battoned down to the ground few days agopolice need sorting out they seem to be untouchable and regulary get away with murdercomplete jokethey deny everything until proven wrong.....what kind of police force do we have....liars, cheats n murderers



    How was this murder? Did he have the intention to kill? Was it pre-meditated?
    Ditto for the G20 death you mention, I can't see anything in the video that shows the police meant to kill him.

    casparwhite;4866870

    lets see if another police officer gets away with murder....demenzes- … lets see if another police officer gets away with murder....demenzes- nobody held accountabledude that died of heart attack after being battoned down to the ground few days agopolice need sorting out they seem to be untouchable and regulary get away with murdercomplete jokethey deny everything until proven wrong.....what kind of police force do we have....liars, cheats n murderers



    Demenezes was here illegally so if he'd have followed the letter of his law himself he wouldn't have got shot.............no excuse for what happened but still a fact.

    G20 murder.........untrue........it wasn't murder and all the facts haven't been discovered yet, just a small snippet of video.

    Girl run over........wasn't murder it was death by dangerous driving and he hasn't got away with it.

    And can you point me to the other regular Police murders please because i seem to be missing them.

    colinsunderland;4867188

    How was this murder? Did he have the intention to kill? Was it … How was this murder? Did he have the intention to kill? Was it pre-meditated?Ditto for the G20 death you mention, I can't see anything in the video that shows the police meant to kill him.



    I second this and this
    Syzable;4867228

    Demenezes was here illegally so if he'd have followed the letter of his … Demenezes was here illegally so if he'd have followed the letter of his law himself he wouldn't have got shot.............no excuse for what happened but still a fact.G20 murder.........untrue........it wasn't murder and all the facts haven't been discovered yet, just a small snippet of video.Girl run over........wasn't murder it was death by dangerous driving and he hasn't got away with it.And can you point me to the other regular Police murders please because i seem to be missing them.

    Banned

    ok the police are liars, cheats, murderers and manslaughterers then if we wanna be pedantic

    you dont see them because they are covered up.....just like they attempted to with demezes and the g20 guy

    thank god for mobiles and cameras i say......about time the police were exposed for what they are

    a simple click of google will show you many cases where the police have been involved in the "accidental" deaths of hundreds of people......shame nobody was around to witness or take video

    Who can stand injudgement ,what a terrible thing to have happened

    oh FFS is it "National Beat A Bobby Day" today?

    BRB.........just going to grab a ladder for my high horse

    Banned

    bitseylango;4867507

    oh FFS is it "National Beat A Bobby Day" today?BRB.........just going to … oh FFS is it "National Beat A Bobby Day" today?BRB.........just going to grab a ladder for my high horse



    maybe we should have a national beat a bobby day.... let the disgruntled public take out their frustrations out on them like they seem to do with the general public


    yes ive had enough of the police....still awaiting contact from the DS in charge of our fraud case for £2000 last august......still not even manage to get around to taking our statements yet.....absolute jokers they are......

    casparwhite;4867594

    maybe we should have a national beat a bobby day.... let the disgruntled … maybe we should have a national beat a bobby day.... let the disgruntled public take out their frustrations out on them like they seem to do with the general public yes ive had enough of the police....still awaiting contact from the DS in charge of our fraud case for £2000 last august......still not even manage to get around to taking our statements yet.....absolute jokers they are......




    another one who calls police to high heaven,but still wants them to help when things go wrong....

    casparwhite;4867594

    maybe we should have a national beat a bobby day.... let the disgruntled … maybe we should have a national beat a bobby day.... let the disgruntled public take out their frustrations out on them like they seem to do with the general public yes ive had enough of the police....still awaiting contact from the DS in charge of our fraud case for £2000 last august......still not even manage to get around to taking our statements yet.....absolute jokers they are......



    report the DS then, take it higher, write to the chief constable, contact your local MP. You may say "why should I?" but if it was a company you were dealing with you would move heaven and earth to get it resolved.....no difference really.

    Just seen the in car video of the driving and i have to say it was disgraceful,,94mph in residential area, This man deserves 5 years at least,The worst thing was when a police spokesman said "police officers have to make split second decisions and this time he got it wrong".Talk about trivialising,I think the police do a great job but peoples lives have to come first,

    Banned

    bitseylango;4867507

    oh FFS is it "National Beat A Bobby Day" today?BRB.........just going to … oh FFS is it "National Beat A Bobby Day" today?BRB.........just going to grab a ladder for my high horse


    more like a donkey :w00t:

    dog_cop;4867747

    more like a donkey :w00t:



    ass :whistling:

    Banned

    bitseylango;4867752

    ass :whistling:


    ;-)

    bitseylango;4867752

    ass :whistling:



    I have a fine one. :-D

    Syzable;4867768

    I have a fine one. :-D



    your damned right ;-)

    Banned

    Syzable;4867768

    I have a fine one. :-D


    heard bitseys is a bit baggy :w00t:

    dog_cop;4867777

    heard bitseys is a bit baggy :w00t:



    only since the weight loss :-D

    Banned

    bitseylango;4867786

    only since the weight loss :-D


    slimmer of the week ?:p

    dog_cop;4867777

    heard bitseys is a bit baggy :w00t:



    She's shaking it on my Wii Fit board every night to help :-D

    Banned

    Syzable;4867805

    She's shaking it on my Wii Fit board every night to help :-D


    mmm earth quake in Italy the other day :whistling:

    dog_cop;4867823

    mmm earth quake in Italy the other day :whistling:



    :whistling: no comment

    dog_cop;4867823

    mmm earth quake in Italy the other day :whistling:



    It moved for me on that board. :whistling:

    Banned

    boothy;4867630

    another one who calls police to high heaven,but still wants them to help … another one who calls police to high heaven,but still wants them to help when things go wrong....



    how about they do what they are paid for.....protecting the public and in vestigating reported crimes


    seems they cant manage to do either.......

    Original Poster

    You can't say that police don't get treated different to the public. Look at the 156mph policeman who got a total discharge from dangerous driving, because he was "testing the vehicle". A ordinary member of public wouldn't have got away with it.

    casparwhite;4868035

    how about they do what they are paid for.....protecting the public and in … how about they do what they are paid for.....protecting the public and in vestigating reported crimesseems they cant manage to do either.......



    what's that got to do with my post?

    casparwhite;4868035

    how about they do what they are paid for.....protecting the public and in … how about they do what they are paid for.....protecting the public and in vestigating reported crimesseems they cant manage to do either.......



    If that was true then there would be total anarchy on the streets.
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