Suicide by Cop

John, McCarthy invited death, the Barr Tribunal was told.

The Barr Tribunal rolls on:

THE late John Carthy’s behaviour an hour before he was killed pointed to the phenomenon of “suicide by cop” where victims precipitated their own death, the Barr Tribunal heard yesterday.

Assistant Commissioner Tony Hickey said that while it was impossible to know definitively what was going on in John Carthy’s mind, his actions indicated that he was inviting his own death.

The Barr Tribunal website

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