Letter: Armed offenders questioned

I asked our fifteen year old to read your front page story about a family who were frightened by the police. He wondered why a New Zealander would order his children to crawl with him to the bathroom and lock themselves in. What would they have felt? He noted that Inspector Glossop gave a full and plausible explanation of the police actions. He asked me,“So where’s the story?” He thought the big picture of an AOS officer with his gun and the suggestion police had been unfair and heavy-handed and was just journalistic drama to excite readers and bring criticism on the police. I agree with him. We talked about ‘the gutter press.’ This was never a matter that needed public airing, was it? R. Hudson, Awhitu

Armed Offenders Squad in Pukekohe questioned

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