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Buswell crash probe review
Buswell crash probe review

A Parliamentary committee will conduct a review of police operations in relation to the recent traffic crashes involving Troy Buswell.

Mr Buswell will not be required to give evidence, but Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan and police officers involved in the investigation of the crashes on February 23 will be called on to appear at the hearing.

Speaker Michael Sutherland this afternoon told State Parliament that the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee, which is chaired by Labor MP Margaret Quirk, had advised that they would conduct an agency review hearing with WA Police into the conduct of the investigation of the traffic incidents involving the member for Vasse.

Mr Sutherland said the review, to be conducted on May 19, would examine police communications and integration of information relating to the crashes, investigations undertaken by police officers on the night and the nature of demand for police attendance on the night.

Mr Buswell's damaged government car at his Subiaco address. Picture:Ben Crabtree

He said it would also look at the subsequent conduct of the investigation and collection of evidence, the decision to prosecute the charges laid and legal advice sought.

The committee will report its findings to the Legislation Assembly by June 12.

The West Australian

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