7 Dec 2023

Senior police officer unaware specialists were in city during mosque attacks

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 7 December 2023

A senior police officer says an Armed Offenders Squad commander on the day of the Christchurch terror attacks wasn't aware that extra specialist staff were in the city and could have helped.

The officer, who has name suppression, has given evidence to the inquest into the deaths of 51 people killed in the mosque shootings in March 2019.

Niva Chittock was in court and filed this report.