Qld teen’s demise could stop in law enforcement expenses
The demise of a Gold Coast teenager from a drug overdose in 2015 could direct to expenses from law enforcement officers who attended the scene.
Coroner Terry Ryan sent his results at Southport Courthouse on Thursday into the demise of 19-12 months-previous Charlie Robertson at his Miami apartment in June 2015.
Mr Ryan identified Mr Robertson’s demise was preventable and claimed law enforcement had “acted inappropriately and incompetently” in their treatment for the younger guy.
Mr Robertson was unconscious in his bedroom when 7 officers from the Gold Coast’s Fast Motion Patrol raided the house, on the lookout for 1 of his flatmates.
Inspite of getting not able to wake Mr Robertson, the officers left with no providing him with health care help inspite of the presence of paramedics at the house, the inquest heard.
The inquest identified Mr Roberston would “really very likely” have survived had he gained therapy.
“I take into consideration that the attending law enforcement officers who witnessed Charlie’s problem acted inappropriately and incompetently with respect to his presentation,” Mr Ryan claimed.
Mr Ryan extra proof given at the inquest that officers lifting a mattress the unconscious Mr Robertson was lying on was “inappropriate” while laughter heard from officers when Mr Robertson fell from the mattress mirrored “really improperly” on the officers included.
Mr Ryan claimed he will refer the issue to the Director of Community Prosecutions, this means the officers could be perhaps be charged for their actions.
Charlie’s father Graham Robertson informed reporters exterior court docket the inquest had demonstrated his son would be “100 per cent alive these days” had law enforcement acted “accordingly”.
The inquest heard at the time of Mr Robertson’s demise, frontline officers had not been educated in recognising symptoms of drug overdose but that this education has considering the fact that taken position.
© AAP 2017