Cop arrested after suspect’s head is bashed against brick wall

2014-03-11 08:24

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has arrested a constable and a civilian for allegedly assaulting a man who was now in a coma.

The arrest was carried out yesterday, Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said in a statement.

“It is alleged that on February 21, the constable tried to arrest a robbery suspect in Kwanonqaba, Western Cape. The suspect stabbed the constable with a knife and ran away,” Dlamini said.

The constable then called for backup and went to look for the man.

After finding him, it is alleged the constable assaulted the man.

“The victim was taken to Kwanonqaba CID offices where the groundsman also assaulted him,” Dlamini said.

His head was bashed against the brick walls of the office, which led to severe head injuries.

The man was taken by ambulance to Groote Schuur Hospital. He had brain, head and spinal injuries.

The pair were expected to appear at the Mossel Bay Magistrates’ Court tomorrow on a charge of attempted murder.

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