Don’t pay cops, public warned

2011-12-29 12:09

Gauteng police cautioned the public not to pay for basic services at police stations.

“We are concerned about the behaviour of corrupt police officers and members of the public who compensate officers for services,” spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said today.

Members of the public were not supposed to pay to report complaints, seek police assistance, certify documents or have affidavits written.

Dlamini said this behaviour was prominent during the festive season, when officers were offered presents in the form of cash for certain services, or for neglecting to enforce the law.

“This behaviour amounts to corruption. Both parties may be charged with corruption and face the full might of the law. Police management are taking steps to prevent this form of corruption.”

Anyone who wanted to report this kind of behaviour could call the police’s anti-corruption line on 0860 267 7878, 24 hours a day.

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