Monday, August 15, 2022

SAPS appoint senior official after controversial video goes viral

The South African Police Service in the Western Cape has appointed a senior police official to investigate a video of two police officials involved in an altercation with a civilian.

Picture: SAPS

The newly appointed senior police official is situated at the district level of the province and is set to probe an investigation in terms of the SAPS disciplinary code into the conduct of the two officials captured in a video during the heated altercation.

According to police`s statement, the two policemen that were recorded in the video work at Fish Hoek SAPS and responded to a missing person complaint in the area.

In the meantime, criminal investigations into the conduct of SAPS members fall within the range of the IPID and this has resulted in SAPS internal investigation to investigate if members had flouted any disciplinary prescripts that relate to the conduct of police members.

One of the policemen in the video have opened a case of assault against the man in the video and the man has responded by opening an assault GBH case against the police officials. The man is currently in hospital.

SAPS say further investigations are underway.   

By Lulama Klassen

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