CCTV catches cops beating man

2012-03-28 20:36

Johannesburg - Three KwaZulu-Natal police officers were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a man with broom and mop handles, the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) said.

One of the officers apparently had a fight with the man in July, while he was off duty, said ICD spokesperson Moses Dlamini.

In November, he and the other two policemen went to the man's home where they allegedly hit him.

The assault was filmed on a nearby closed-circuit television camera.

The face of one of the policemen was covered. The other two were in police uniform.

They would appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court on Thursday, said Dlamini.

  • marnusmnorval - 2012-03-28 20:57

    Lol thank you very much for the article so informative. *sarcasm**

      Kyle - 2012-03-28 23:47

      @leanordb1. I agree that those guilty are to be punished. But before we condemn them, let's look at recent years. Police killings are up, corruption is up. Why? Simply put, we as society have made them that way. We vote for our government to be in power yet we don't hold them accountable for failing to deliver on their promises. We gave birth to a generation that thinks its cool to bribe cops. And we brag when we get away with it. Our police force are overworked, under staffed and under immense pressure from all corners. Unless you Mr zuma's VIPS, you won't get any special promotions. We quick to judge our men and women in blue when they go astray, but easily forget to say thanks when they go above and beyond the call of duty. And what's civilised about a society that act like hooligans in the streets when they protest? Let's face it, we have elevated criminals to the point where they have access to food, water and shelter free of charge while millions live in poverty. Criminals have more rights than you and I and that will not change as long as the powers that be are on their power/ego trips

  • Barend - 2012-03-28 21:02

    wild wild west...

  • Generaal - 2012-03-28 21:02

    I like the video too, Outstanding quality

      dale.abels1 - 2012-03-29 07:24

      Wheres the video?

      Vijayalan - 2012-03-29 10:47

      @Modefan - Are you are a policeman or do you work in Government ?

  • mutiraasi - 2012-03-28 21:07

    Jig-saw puzzle or riddle?

  • Ian - 2012-03-28 21:12

    They were lucky it was not the Cato Manor killing squad(Booysens et al) . They clashed with the good boys armed with brooms. Just wanted to give them a good hiding, that's all.

  • Henry - 2012-03-28 21:14

    Society's failures hard at work...

  • Sharon - 2012-03-28 21:16

    If they have scores to settle, they must do it on their own time!!!!! And anyways, where is three against one regarded as a fair fight? They are acting like school bullies!

      Kevin - 2012-03-29 06:09

      They are policemen and thugs . In any normal civilized country they would be suspended and fired within a week . Not in the anc led Titanic

      salmnet - 2012-03-29 08:35

      @ sharon. If loot deep into the issue of police brutality one can say it won't stop. After being harassed what will that guy do. Revenge and its gonna be the only solution and they will be publishing it on every corner of SA that "let's stop killing our police" but they don't publish that police must stop abusing citizen

  • Itu Santino Cortez - 2012-03-28 21:30

    Can someone please upload the video and post the link.

      Ben - 2012-03-28 21:44

      It might be better not to see it.

  • eben.ferreira1 - 2012-03-28 21:51

    Bad reporting.

  • luzukotosh - 2012-03-28 22:14

    Culture Bheki Cele promoted of incompetent,fearless, insensitive corrupt cops. Now they are exposing him

  • Jayson - 2012-03-28 22:16

    When you take 10 years working for this cause. You stop and wonder. What happened to this cause. What was it all worth it.

  • Arthur - 2012-03-28 23:14

    Is this the directors cut?

  • Jayson - 2012-03-29 05:07

    Has it come to this? That we have to fear for our lives when we see the police. If its not the blue light brigade shooting at tires or pushing people off the road, then it could be getting shot as a innocent bystander by a incompetent cop. And now you could also get beaten up with mops. What the hell is wrong here. Government,,, please wake up and do something about this. Its getting out off control. It seems that the saps have there own laws.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-03-29 08:13

    I saw this in the news last night. Those okes should be charged with attempted murder. One of the cops was wearing a balaclava. Just how dodgy is that?

  • Matthew - 2012-03-29 08:37

    Pigs abusing their power the police force is in very much need of a "Purge" of all these lowlife good for nothings

  • Sidney - 2012-03-29 08:59

    Don't worry, they will be promoted to colonel or brigadier or something for bravery above and beyond the call of duty in the face of overwhelming odds. Bunch of bloody criminals we have as a police farce, want to curb crime, fire both the metro and saps and crime will drop by 50%.

  • Michael - 2012-05-30 09:14

    Wheres the video damn!!

  • sipho.dalten - 2012-05-30 10:03

    can i sea those police in photos

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