Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Law enforcement officer arrested for illegal street racing

Chumani Simelela
08 March 2016

A City of Cape Town law enforcement officer is facing disciplinary and criminal charges after being arrested for reckless and negligent driving. The officer one of five motorists arrested for this offence during an operation focusing on Illegal Street racing on Wednesday 2nd March 2016. he and three others were arrested along Koeberg Road in Milnerton and one other was collared in Blue Downs. Officers also issued 78 fines for various other offences. Mayoral Committee Member Safety and Security JP Smith explained.

“It was very important that law enforcement officers set a good example and I think the officials within the Ghost Squad were quit disappointed to have to arrest one of their own.

“But it’s important that were are consistent and that everybody’s equal before the law”.

He concluded and said…“And that all of our staff and City employees whether they are politicians of officials, all uphold the law. And this official will now be faced by criminal, as well as disciplinary consequences”.



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