Like so many things I see in modern life, this is yet another of those stories that leaves me somewhat lost for words, perhaps I’m getting a little too old fashioned and not in tune with modern thinking.
The story concerns Marius Ciolac who was Romanian but was living in this country and it seems was running amok in a Derby Police station car park armed with a knife when Police tried to subdue him using a Taser, a baton round and a stun grenade, however it seems none of these had the desired effect.
A very sad story but one with a twist, apparently his sister who is eight months pregnant and is unable to travel to the UK said, ‘ Marius was clearly in the wrong, he was not innocent,’ adding ‘we heard that he had a knife on him. But why kill him?’
Whilst his family admit that this young man was not innocent and was obviously completely out of control endangering the lives of those around him whilst wielding a knife and after the Police failed to subdue him with enough force to take down a rampaging rhinoceros they sadly had to resort to a more drastic solution.
His sister also said, ‘my mum cannot really talk about it, she is very upset. We know there will be a large sum of money involved.’
Assuming this statement to be correct, I find this to be a very strange reflection on modern life that the family would expect to be paid a large sum of money for the actions of their son when it was his actions which ultimately led to his death, I’m not sure what more the Police could have done when faced these circumstances.