August 1, 2016
Dashcam footage and audio recordings showing a police officer allegedly shooting a man three times from point blank range, and then planting a knife on his body, have been put to a Melbourne court.
Leading Senior Constable Timothy Howard Baker, 44, is accused of murdering Vlado Micetic, 46, on August 25, 2013, after pulling him over for a routine traffic stop on Union Street in Windsor.
The Crown alleges Mr Baker killed Mr Micetic before taking a small flick-knife from his own pocket and putting it near the body.
The video was shown on the first day of Mr Baker's committal hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, during which a magistrate must decide whether Mr Baker will stand trial for murder.
From his unmarked police car, Mr Baker saw Mr Micetic and a female passenger driving in a car with stolen plates. He flicked on the lights and sirens, and Mr Micetic pulled over and got out.
The police dashcam footage is grainy, and the figures are illuminated only by the police car's headlights. It was played to a full court including many supporters of Mr Micetic.