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QLD cop guilty of assault over bizarre outback chase

AN OUTBACK cop who pulled his gun and threatened to shoot a driver during a roadside intercept has been found guilty of assault and deprivation of liberty. 

In May 2016 Stephen Patrick Flanagan attempted to pull over a speeding Holden Colorado on the Landsborough Hwy outside Longreach. 

 

Senior Constable Flanagan told the court he activated his lights and sirens - but later discovered they were not working. He began beeping his horn and yelling at the Colorado s driver to pull over. 

The court hear Flanagan's evidence was "not credible" and inconsistent. 

He was found guilty of assault and deprivation of liberty. He will be sentenced at a later date. 

ARM NEWSDESK

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