Officer charged with knocking down Perth teenager in work car pleads not guilty

Officer charged with knocking down Perth teenager in work car pleads not guilty

Perth cop pleads not guilty to knocking down teen with police vehicle in Thornlie

A senior WA policeman accused of knocking down an 18-year-old man with his work car has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving.

The man suffered minor injuries from the collision in Thornlie on the afternoon of May 6, which was caught on video.

Richard Stephen Moore, a 55-year-old senior sergeant, was stood down from operational duties four days later.

At the time, police said officers had responded to a call about suspicious activity when they spotted the man and a scuffle ensued.

Mr Moore appeared in Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday and will face court again next year, on February 1.

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A senior sergeant has been charged with hitting a teenager in Thornlie.Courts & JusticePerth cop pleads not guilty to knocking down teen with police vehicle in ThornlieShannon HamptonPerthNow November 20, 2018 10:48AM TopicsPerthWA NewsA WA senior sergeant accused of knocking down a teenager with a police vehicle in Thornlie earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving.

The officer was allegedly driving a police vehicle which struck the 18-year-old on Wilfred Road on May 6.

Police were responding to a call about suspicious activity when they located the man and a scuffle ensued.

He fled on foot and was arrested after being struck by a Toyota Kluger involved in the search, police say.

Sen. Sgt Richard Moore, 55, was charged following a police internal affairs investigation and was stood aside from operational duties.

He pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving during his first appearance in the Armadale Magistrate's Court today.

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