A Porsche driver accused of filming a dying police officer instead of helping her has been granted access to his own medical records to assist his lawyers prepare for the case against him.
Richard Pusey, 42, allegedly failed to help any of the four police officers who were fatally injured when a truck crashed into them on the Eastern Freeway in Kew on April 22.
Richard Pusey arrives at court earlier this year.Credit:Nine News
Investigators allege that he instead used his mobile phone to film one of the dying officers, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, and said, "There you go. Amazing, absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and have my sushi".
He is also alleged to have said, "Now you f—ed my f—ing car".
Police had that afternoon pulled Mr Pusey over after he was allegedly clocked speeding at 149km/h in a 100km/h zone. The mortgage broker was standing on the side of the freeway when the truck crashed into the stationary cars and the four officers.
Mr Pusey did not appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday but his lawyers were granted access to his medical records related to the time he had spent in custody. Mr Pusey was arrested the day after the crash and he was refused bail in May.
Magistrate Donna Bakos approved the release of 177 pages of documents, some of which were redacted so as not to identify others. Prosecutors did not seek the documents.
Mr Pusey's lawyers have previously indicated that they and prosecutors were discussing a possible plea deal, however one of the charges – the rare offence of outraging public decency – has been a sticking point between the parties.
Mr Pusey faces 15 charges, which also include reckless conduct endangering serious injury, speeding, failing to render assistance, possessing the drug ice and destroying evidence.
He is due to return to court on October 7.
Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Josh Prestney, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and Constable Glen Humphris were killed in the Eastern Freeway collision.
Leading Senior Constable Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney all died in the crash.
The truck driver, Mohinder Singh, 47, faces dozens of charges including four counts of culpable driving causing death, drug trafficking and driving under the influence.
The manager of the trucking company, Simiona Tuteru, has also been charged with four counts of manslaughter. He and Mr Singh are also due to return to court in October.
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