Cop nabbed for trying to sell docket

2011-06-18 07:52

A Cape Town police officer was arrested yesterday when he allegedly tried to bribe a man involved in a drunk driving case to make the matter “disappear” for R3 000, Western Cape police said.

The 25-year-old Table View constable was caught at an eatery opposite the Bayside Mall around noon, when he handed the man the case docket, and was given R3 000 cash, Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

The man went to the Hawks on Monday after the officer approached him with the offer.

Members of the crime-fighting unit then arranged to watch the transaction and caught the policeman in the act.

He was off-duty at the time.

He was expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Monday on a corruption charge.

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