'Courtney had a knife out in public but she didn't deserve to die' Warning: this article is extremely disturbing. Forty-one seconds. That’s how long it took for police to shoot Courtney Topic, after the 22-year-old was seen brandishing a knife outside a Sydney Hungry Jack’s. Three years on, her family retraces her story in a plea for better police training in mental illness. By Greg Callaghan & Megan Gorrey Read more about 'Courtney had a knife out in public but she didn't deserve to die'