Relatives of Chung Chang-hai (
Chung's father and older sister criticized the police at a press conference called by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lee Ching-hua (
"The police buy their guns with the money the public earn by the sweat of their brows, and now they use the guns to slaughter people. They didn't use the guns to protect people. It's simply unbearable," the elder Chung cried.
"I don't know what else I could say. I am an old man, more than 80 years old ... The behavior of the police was worse than that of a bandit," he said.
Chung's sister said the police should not have killed her brother.
"Even if he was a criminal, he deserved the chance to be brought to trial. I will seek justice for my unfairly treated brother," she said.
Hsueh Ching-lien (
Chung died in an ambulance on the way to a nearby hospital.
Hsueh said the police had received a tip that Chung might be carrying firearms and only gave chase after he tried to evade an inspection.
Officers shot at his vehicle after Chung refused to leave the car and had rammed police cars a number of times.
Lee, however, said that the police shouldn't abuse their power.
Prosecutors are investigating the incident.
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