Abuse: woman claims cops ahve gone unpunished

2010-05-27 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG woman who was abused and intimidated by police officers allegedly from the Mountain Rise police station three months ago is yet to hear about the progress of her case against the officers.

Lee-Ann Taylor (32) was allegedly harassed, abused and nearly forced off the road by police officers in plain clothes who were driving an unmarked state vehicle, after she had overtaken them at the Manning Avenue intersection.

She said the two officers were angered by her driving and chased her down Manning Avenue. They allegedly tried to run her off the road and when they eventually caught up with her at her in-laws’, they handcuffed her and threatened her with arrest.

At the time, police spokesperson Captain Vincent Mdunge said the police were well within their rights to behave the way they did because she had broken the law.

Three months after the incident, Taylor says the police are yet to bring the two officers to justice. “After the incident, I opened a case and the police came and took my statement and that was it. After I asked them about the developments in the case because I was getting no feedback, an officer told that there was an internal investigation and there was nothing more than that they could do.”

Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the investigation into the case has been completed and the docket has been booked to the senior state prosecutor for a decision.


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