A police officer who shot into the cab of a tractor during last July’s farmers’ protests will be charged with attempted murder, prosecutors confirmed Friday.
The tractor driver, a 16-year-old, was initially charged with attempted murder for driving towards a group of police officers. These charges were later dropped.
Police have not officially commented on the incident, but have reiterated that they will only use weapons if they deem it necessary to carry out their duties.
“It’s a split-second decision and what happens after that.” Broadcaster NOS Citing police statements. “In this particular case, the court will decide.”
The incident had a huge impact on both the teenager, his friends, family, and the police.
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