Police Commissioner Andrew Coster on Kerre McIvor Mornings

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Newstalk ZB,
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Thu, 12 Aug 2021, 9:43AM

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster on Kerre McIvor Mornings

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 12 Aug 2021, 9:43AM

Our top cop is reiterating routinely arming Police isn't the answer.

Eli Epiha will be sentenced in October for murder and attempted murder of Constables Matthew Hunt and David Goldfinch.

The killing last year prompted nationwide debate on what would've happened if the officers had guns on hips.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster told Kerre McIvor he asks himself whether Hunt being armed would have made a difference.

He says they're constantly reviewing what would make their people safer.

“If I thought that being generally armed would achieve that, I would absolutely be advocating for it, but I’m not there.”

New Zealand Police Commissioner Andrew Coster joined Kerre McIvor Mornings to talk arming Police, mental health, gangs and answer your questions. 

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