27 Nov 2023

No breakdown in comms during mosque attack - police controller

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 27 November 2023

There was no breakdown in communication.

That was the assurance offered by a senior police controller who was in the southern communications centre on the day of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Coronial proceedings entered a fifth week today following a recess last week.

The controller faced a thorough interrogation about the synergy between police and ambulance staff in responding to the attack at the Linwood Islamic Centre.

Adam Burns was in court.