Garda Ordered To Release In-Car CCTV Of Alleged 'Heart Attack' Traffic Stop

Garda Síochána has been ordered to release all in-car CCTV footage of an incident in which a man claimed that he started to have a heart attack after being stopped by officers.

Letterkenny District Court made the order following allegations made by Seamus Duffy, 50, from Co Donegal, about garda officers behaviour during a routine traffic stop.

It is understood that when stopped, Mr Duffy claimed he began to experience chest pains, and was subsequently taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Mr Duffy was later arrested and charged with using threatening and abusive or insulting behaviour.

It was during a court hearing today that lawyers for Mr Duffy asked for in-car CCTV from the garda patrol car be released. According to a report by the Irish Times the court ordered the CCTV footage, it if exists, to be released.

The report also states that the Garda Ombudsman has already ruled that the officers involved in the case "were found to be in breach of the Garda Síochána (Discipline) Regulations 2007 in relation to neglect of duty and were dealt with by way of Advice".

The case has been adjourned until 07 May.


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