Gardai deserve full legal protection
Published 12/02/2011 | 05:00
I FIND it difficult to understand the jury, in the case of the garda killed in Donegal by an escaping car, being instructed to ignore the fact that the victim was a garda.
This was a garda in the course of duty attempting to apprehend the driver and was hit by the car in the attempt.
What the excuse was is irrelevant. There are no mitigating circumstances. The driver should have obeyed legal garda instruction to stop.