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A police officer, Sgt Benedict Bryant, is facing charges following a tragic incident that resulted in the death of Jai Kalani Wright, a 16-year-old Aboriginal teenager. The collision occurred when the trail bike ridden by Wright collided with an unmarked police car in Sydney in 2022. The coronial inquest into this unfortunate event was interrupted by the state coroner Teresa O’Sullivan, who directed the case to the New South Wales director of public prosecutions.

Sgt Benedict Bryant has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death in connection to the incident involving Jai Kalani Wright. The teenager’s parents, Lachlan Wright and Kylie Aloua, expressed a mix of emotions upon learning about the charges, emphasizing the need for the community to respect the legal process.

Karly Warner, CEO of the Aboriginal legal service, conveyed deep sadness at the loss of Jai Kalani Wright and acknowledged the profound impact his passing has had on their communities. The case is shedding light on the roles played by police officers in the collision, as the legal proceedings continue to unfold.


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Article Title: Jai Kalani Wright: officer charged over death of Aboriginal teen killed in collision with police car
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