1 Mar 2019

Christchurch reacts as police carry guns

From Morning Report, 6:39 am on 1 March 2019

In a rare departure from long-standing New Zealand policing practice, all front-line officers in Canterbury will be carrying sidearms from Friday. It follows two related incidents in Christchurch - one on Saturday, and one on Tuesday - in which officers were shot at. All frontline police have firearms in their vehicles, but they will also be carrying them in a holster. Katie Todd spoke to residents.