Here is a link to the outcome of the court case.
Riders claim entrapment
The magistrate dismissed the case and reportedly said the Police were reckless.
Not that I have looked, but were the officers involved subject to any disciplinary action? Did they carry out this operation at their own volition or under instruction from some higher authority?
Was this a breach of OH&S requirements/regulations either Police or NSW regs?
If any of us, in cars or on bikes, had done any of the following that they reportedly did - spun wheels, dangerously pulled out in front of an oncoming vehicle, deliberately slowed down, then accelerated, pulled over to encourage overtaking on double white line and this was observed by a police officer, do you think you would have been booked?
I think yes, so hopefully the in car video record will be used as grounds for loss of licence of the officer in charge of the vehicle for the blatant disregard of laws/regs that apply to all road users.
Guess what, I hope to be wrong, but doubt the flagrant disregard for the road rules/regs or even just common sense will not be applied to the officer and/or officers concerned.
Quoting the end of the news article ....
"The case against the riders was dismissed. Ms Wynhausen criticised senior officers involved, saying their behaviour fell ''far short'' of the NSW Police Code of Conduct and Ethics.
A police statement said a standard review would be conducted into the failed court case and police would continue to target dangerous driver behaviour."
Let us hope that they target their own "dangerous driver behaviour" before they get on the streets to apply the rules the rules they are "responsible" for to the rest of the community.