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Richard Pusey will apply for bail following involvement in crash which saw four police officers die

The Porsche driver at the centre of a truck crash that killed four police officers has complained about his living conditions in prison and wants to be freed.

Richard Pusey has submitted his bail application which will be heard at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The 41-year-old has compiled a list of the poor treatment he has been subject to behind bars at Melbourne Assessment Prison. 

‘He is compiling a dossier on all staff who watch and look after him and the conditions he is in at MAP in a bid to get bail on Monday,’ a source told Herald Sun. 

Pusey, who’s been in custody since April 23, has allegedly been heard calling prison staff ‘dogs’ while claiming that the case against him is a conspiracy. 

The mortgage broker was pulled over by police after he was clocked travelling at 149km/h on the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne around 4.50pm on April 22. 

Richard Pusey (pictured) has submitted his bail application which will be heard at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday

Senior Constable Kevin King (pictured, far left), Constable Glen Humphris (second from left), Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor (second from right) and and Constable Josh Prestney (far right) all died in the crash

Senior Constable Kevin King (pictured, far left), Constable Glen Humphris (second from left), Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor (second from right) and and Constable Josh Prestney (far right) all died in the crash

A refrigeration truck later ploughed into the group of police standing at the roadside, killing four officers, before Pusey allegedly took photos of the grisly scene and fled on foot.

Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King, and Constable Josh Prestney were all killed.

Their tragic deaths is the greatest loss of police lives in a single incident in Victoria’s history. 

Instead of helping Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor who was lying injured on top of his car, police said Pusey pulled out his camera and began to video. 

‘Amazing. Absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and eat my sushi and now you have f**ked my f**king car,’ he was allegedly heard to say, refusing to help in what would be the mother-of-two’s last moments. 

The 41-year-old has compiled a list of the poor treatment he has been subject to behind bars at Melbourne Assessment Prison (pictured)

The 41-year-old has compiled a list of the poor treatment he has been subject to behind bars at Melbourne Assessment Prison (pictured)

In the moments after the crash, Pusey is alleged to have taken disturbing pictures showing the officers' lifeless bodies, before uploading them to Facebook

In the moments after the crash, Pusey is alleged to have taken disturbing pictures showing the officers’ lifeless bodies, before uploading them to Facebook

Pusey, who previously worked as a nurse, spurred on by personal tragedy in which his brother died of cancer.

As reports came out that Pusey taunted Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor who was lying injured on top of his car, those close to him were unable to explain how he reached the point of allegedly refusing to help someone in need. 

Despite being regarded as a ‘d**khead’ playboy they allege Pusey was not always callous. 

In a magazine interview in 2012, Pusey outlined the reasons behind his decision to move from nurse to businessman. 

‘It was always very good watching people leave the hospital healthy, but sometimes it goes the other way and people die,’ he said at the time.

But police allege that when it came time to help this week, Pusey was nowhere to be seen.

Pusey was allegedly high on drugs and speeding at more than 140km/h along the Eastern Freeway in his Porsche (pictured after the crash) about 4.50pm on April 22

Pusey was allegedly high on drugs and speeding at more than 140km/h along the Eastern Freeway in his Porsche (pictured after the crash) about 4.50pm on April 22

His ex-girlfriend Bonnie Wang told Daily Mail Australia she was shocked to hear about the allegations against him.

She said while Pusey had left his role as a nurse to make more money and fund the lavish lifestyle he so desperately craved, he had always ‘cared’ for his patients when nursing.

His brother’s death also contributed to the breakdown of their relationship, with Ms Wang revealing Pusey was scared to bring a child into the world after losing a loved one.

She on the other hand was desperate for a family, leading them to go their separate ways.

‘It affected his opinion on having kids. He didn’t want to have to worry about losing the kid all his life,’ Ms Wang said.

Bonnie Wang (right) defended her ex-boyfriend Richard Pusey (left) by sending a text message to his phone in the hope Victoria Police officers would see it

Bonnie Wang (right) defended her ex-boyfriend Richard Pusey (left) by sending a text message to his phone in the hope Victoria Police officers would see it

Emergency services work at the scene of a collision near the Chandler Highway in the suburb of Kew in Melbourne

Emergency services work at the scene of a collision near the Chandler Highway in the suburb of Kew in Melbourne

With no interest in starting a family, Pusey turned his focus to making money – and he did so in spades, quickly becoming a prominent figure in Melbourne mortgage brokering.

Just last year he sold a large commercial building for $4.4 million in 2019, a profit of $1.6 million on the property.

In another commercial deal a year earlier he had pocketed a cool $1.45 million. 

But while his former girlfriend described Pusey as a ‘gentle person’ not everyone who encountered sung his praises. 

‘He was an absolute d**khead. He was a playboy, living the fast life,’ a colleague told The Herald Sun.

He had a fascination for fast cars and on his YouTube channel shared videos showing him driving his Porsche 911 around race tracks.

But while his former girlfriend described Pusey as a ‘gentle person’ not everyone who encountered sung his praises. 

‘He was an absolute d**khead. He was a playboy, living the fast life,’ a colleague told The Herald Sun.e had a fascination for fast cars and on his YouTube channel shared videos showing him driving his Porsche 911 around race tracks. 

Truck driver, Mohinder Singh, 47, has been receiving psychiatric treatment at Melbourne Assessment Prison since the tragedy unfolded

Truck driver, Mohinder Singh, 47, has been receiving psychiatric treatment at Melbourne Assessment Prison since the tragedy unfolded 

Emergency services work at the scene of a collision near the Chandler Highway in the suburb of Kew in Melbourne, Thursday, April 23, 2020

Emergency services work at the scene of a collision near the Chandler Highway in the suburb of Kew in Melbourne, Thursday, April 23, 2020

Pusey tested positive to cannabis and ice and was charged by police with failing to assist at the scene of the crash, reckless conduct endangering life, speeding and failing to remain after a drug test.

Truck driver, Mohinder Singh, 47, has been receiving psychiatric treatment at Melbourne Assessment Prison since the tragedy unfolded. 

Singh reportedly suffering a medical episode that saw him black out after impact. 

He has been charged with culpable driving causing the deaths of the four officers. 

Singh is understood to have a pre-existing mental health issue, with a prison source telling the Herald Sun the father-of-two was suffering anxiety and panic attacks in custody. 

‘He is an unwell man,’ the source said. ‘He reported that he’d sighted a witch while he was driving and veered into the emergency lane.’ 

Two ice pipes were allegedly found in his truck, but the results of his blood tests are yet to be revealed.   

Fallen in the line of duty: Emotional tributes flow for the victims of horrific Melbourne crash

The first victim of the horrific crash which cost four Victorian police officers their lives has been identified as 28-year-old Josh Prestney.

Mr Prestney had only graduated from the academy last November, and was working a short stint with the road policing unit before he was to be transferred to Kew police station. 

His grandmother Eliza Anderson told the Herald Sun Mr Prestney was ‘so proud to serve’ his community.

He had reportedly only started in his new role on Tuesday, the day before the accident. 

‘We were so proud of you. God bless Josh. Miss you forever,’ she wrote on Facebook. 

Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris and Senior Constable Kevin King were all also tragically killed on Wednesday night.

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton paid an emotional tribute to the fallen officers on Thursday.

Constable Glen Humphris (pictured) only started his police career last year, graduating in March

Josh Prestney (pictured) only graduated from the academy in December, and was described as a 'much-loved' member of the squad

Josh Prestney (right) only graduated from the academy in December, and was described as a ‘much-loved’ member of the squad, Constable Glen Humphris (left) only started his police career last year, graduating in March

‘Their names will forever be remembered, their service honoured, and their memories celebrated,’ he said.

‘These officers were undertaking their everyday duties in helping to keep the community safe when they were killed.

‘They were members of our Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section and Highway Patrol. They were our colleagues, our friends, our squad mates, our family.

‘Each from different backgrounds, each with different life experiences, each with a common goal to keep the community safe.

‘Their families will never be the same and our thoughts and prayers are with them.

‘We continue to investigate this incident to ensure that we uncover every detail that led to this tragic outcome. We will do this for those we have lost and for their families.

‘Committing one’s life to serving and protecting others is a truly unique attribute. It takes a special person to put on the blue uniform and turn up to work each day to respond to those in need.

‘They do it to protect. They do it to make a difference. 

‘As many will attest, the everyday nature of police work can sometimes seem mundane, but this week’s events are a timely reminder of how quickly that can change.

‘No one goes to work expecting not to return home to their loved ones at the end of their shift.

Senior Constable Kevin King (pictured) was described as 'an older head with a lot of life experience who always made good judgement calls and decisions'

Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor (pictured), 60, had a distinguished 31-year career with Victoria Police, joining in January 1989

Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor (right), 60, had a distinguished 31-year career with Victoria Police, joining in January 1989, while Senior Constable Kevin King (left) was described as ‘an older head with a lot of life experience

‘I want to acknowledge every man and woman that has in the past and continues to serve for Victoria Police. Your contributions are recognised and respected at every level, and you should know this.

‘To the serving police officers and PSOs currently on our frontline and the staff who provide support to them, I want to extend my sincere gratitude for your ongoing support and commitment to your duty.

‘It is more important now than ever, that we look after one another and speak up if we need help or someone to talk to.

‘Time and time again, I am overwhelmed by how our people rally together during the tough and challenging times – through natural disasters, state-wide emergencies, mass tragedies and the loss of our own.

‘They go where they are needed, without question and without hesitation.

‘We stand side by side in our daily response to the Victorian community. And today we stand side by side as we reflect and grieve.

‘The outpouring of community support to date has been truly remarkable and touching and on behalf of Victoria Police, I thank you for this.

‘It will take time for many to recover from this tragedy, but we should take comfort in knowing that we stand together as a police family and as a Victorian community.’

Prominent buildings across Melbourne such as Flinders Street Train Station were lit up with blue lights in a tribute to the four officers killed in the line of duty

Prominent buildings across Melbourne such as Flinders Street Train Station were lit up with blue lights in a tribute to the four officers killed in the line of duty

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