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Zachary Rolfe takes witness stand in Kumanjayi Walker shooting trial, tells court he believed axe incident was being 'swept under the rug'

Sarah Matthews
By Sarah Matthews
Updated March 7 2022 - 1:08am, first published March 2 2022 - 3:50am
Body-worn camera footage shows the moment Zachary Rolfe shot Kumanjayi Walker. Footage: Supplied

A belief that an incident in which Kumanjayi Walker ran at police with an axe was "being swept under the rug" was what prompted the officer charged with his murder to alert his superiors, a court has heard.

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Sarah Matthews

Sarah Matthews

Northern Territory Correspondent