Cop convicted for culpable homicide

2013-03-27 21:30
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Johannesburg - A policeman has been convicted in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court of culpable homicide, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

"SAPS Sergeant Raymond le Roux was today [Wednesday] found guilty of culpable homicide," said spokesperson Moses Dlamini in a statement.

"His conviction follows a trial that has been running since 2012."

Le Roux was arrested by the IPID following the death of Rian Ramdin in Boksburg in February 2012.

Sentencing would take place on 19 April in the same court.

"It is alleged that police were called to a club in Boksburg North after the deceased was allegedly found with drugs at the club," said Dlamini.

"They took 29-year-old Rian Ramdin away in a police vehicle after handcuffing him. It is alleged that he jumped out of the vehicle and ran away."

Le Roux shot and killed Ramdin after he apparently ignored warning shots, said Dlamini.

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