'Aggressive, impatient' lawyer 'assaults' metro cops

2015-11-02 07:17


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Johannesburg - An East Rand attorney who is allegedly impatient and aggressive will appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Monday after he was arrested for assaulting Ekurhuleni metro police officers and distracting them from performing their duties, the EMPD says.

The man, who is in his late 30s, allegedly resisted arrest on Friday morning after interfering with the officers while they were searching a car near his business premises, spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

"While busy searching the vehicle, a man approached the officers and told them to move away from near his business.

"A squabble ensued when the officers requested the man to be patient as it would not take long to finish their work.

"The man started to be aggressive, spitting racial remarks, and even laid hands on the officers who were left only with the option of arresting the aggressive man."

The man was charged with assault, resisting arrest and interfering with officers' lawful duties, Kgasago said.

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