Safety imaginative and prescient of the second NSW Police officers tasered a person after he stabbed a constable has been launched in court docket.
Mark Thompson, 54, was armed with a 45cm looking knife and in a psychotic state when he approached a police officer and stabbed him in the again at Central Station in 2019.
Constable Hayden Edwards, who instantly fell to the bottom, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for surgical procedure.
The court docket heard Thompson’s mission was to drive the police to kill him to launch his inside demons however as a substitute, the workplaces tasered him inflicting him to fall onto practice tracks.
Thompson might have pleaded not responsible attributable to psychological sickness, however as a substitute, he pleaded responsible to a felony cost.
Whereas the court docket heard he was conscious that what he did was flawed from a authorized perspective, due to his psychotic state, he had no thought it was flawed in an ethical sense.
Psychiatrist Dr Richard Furst advised the court docket that Thompson presents a critical danger to the neighborhood even after he’s launched from jail, notably if he stops taking his treatment for schizophrenia.
Thompson might be sentenced in two weeks time and dealing with a most of 25 years jail.