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GARDAI ASKED TO HAND OVER IN-CAR FILM IN ‘HEART ATTACK CASE’

December 24, 2019

first_imgDonegal Gardai have been asked to hand over any in-car film footage involving a man who claimed he was having a heart attack after being stopped by Gardai.Letterkenny Court.Seamus Duffy was stopped by Gardai on April 7th last in Ballybofey during  routine traffic patrol. However Mr Duffy, 50, claims he began to suffer chest pains during the incident.Gardai left the scene and Mr Duffy was transported to hospital in an ambulance.He later made an official complaint to the Garda Ombudsman about the behaviour of the Gardai involved.The Ombudsman then wrote to Mr Duffy on November 28th last informing him that both Gardai had been found to be in breach of discipline.The investigating officer said both “were found to be in breach of the Garda Siochana (Discipline) Regulations 2007 in relation to neglect of duty and were dealt with by way of Advice.”Mr Duffy has since been charged with using threatening and abusive or insulting behaviour and appeared at Letterkenny District Court to answer the charge yesterday.A further charge of obstructing Gardai against Mr Duffy of 11 Railway Railway Avenue, Killygordan, was withdrawn.Solicitor Rory O’Brien said he was making an application for CCTV footage from the Garda car involved in the incident.He said the case was a highly contentious one which had already been the subject of a Garda Ombudsman investigation.Garda Inspector John O’Toole said he did not know if there was CCTV in the Garda car and asked for the case to be adjourned until May 7th to find out.GARDAI ASKED TO HAND OVER IN-CAR FILM IN ‘HEART ATTACK CASE’ was last modified: March 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtGardaGardaiHeart attackOMBUDSMANSeamus Duffylast_img

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