Cop faces hearing over throwing object at rider

Almost 20 months after a NSW police officer was charged with throwing an object at a rider who then crashed, the court matter has been adjourned once again after a three-day hearing.

A video of the incident shows Senior Constable Brett Rossiter performing random breath tests on Hannahs Road at Narwee on Friday November 6, 2015.

A motorcycle rider fails to stop and a police officer is seen throwing an object at the rider.

Senior Constable Rossiter has appeared in two Sydney courts on three separate occasions for mention on the charge of “intentionally throw object at vehicle / vessel – risk safety”.

The charge has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for five years under the NSW Crimes Act.

Hearing adjourned

The officer appeared in a three-day hearing this week. The matter was only part heard and has now been adjourned to August 18.

It will be alleged the officer was seen throwing an object at the rider, causing him to crash and suffer minor injuries. The video does not show any signs of a crash.

No more details are available and the matter cannot be discussed as it is before the courts, but we will follow up.