WELLINGTON: After a mass shooting in Christchurch in March, the armed police will patrol parts of the country in a trial project following heightened security concerns said by the New Zealand officials.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush stated that the operating environment has changed and the police must ensure that the people are equipped and enabled to perform their roles safely.
The Armed Response Teams will be rolled out in Manukau county in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and Waikato and Canterbury on October 28 on a six-month trial.
Brenton Tarrant an Australian has been charged over the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand’s worst peace -time shooting and he has pleaded not guilty to 92 charges against him.
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