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Policeman denies Bourke St driver claim

A sergeant in charge of Victoria's heavily armed police has rejected claims he was "looking for excuses" not to send a team to arrest James Gargasoulas in the hours before he killed six pedestrians on Bourke Street.

Acting Sergeant Kalev Jones from the force's Critical Incident Response Team refused to help local police officer Frank Caridi in the early hours of January 20, 2017, after Gargasoulas tried to kill his brother.