What kind of muppet – who yells to Police that he has a gun and then a grenade – would expect to gain sympathy because the Police shoot him?
Only a prize idiot would blame the cops for his own demise. It’s not the cops fault he’s a dickhead!
He’s a cripple in a wheel chair now. Good job. It probably means he won’t be able to cause more havoc in society.
The Hawkes Bay today reports:
David Taite still does not accept he should have been shot by police officers in an incident near the Central Hawke’s Bay township of Otane in October 2011.
Living in Waipukurau since the beginning of the year Taite, 51, is paralysed from the waist down as a result of his injuries.
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found the police officer who shot Taite was lawfully justified given the dangerous circumstances he faced.
In a report released yesterday, the authority said Taite was well known to police, had a “significant and serious criminal history”, which included a conviction for the attempted murder of a police officer, and multiple family violence offences.
In the six weeks prior to the incident in the early hours of Thursday, October 20, 2011, Taite had made a number of threats that had been reported to police.
These included threatening to burn down the Dannevirke property owned by his landlord and threatening to kill his ex-partner and to shoot other people.
He also spoke of killing himself and causing damage to other people’s property. Police had also been advised that Taite had access to weapons.
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