Cops arrested for corruption

2012-02-11 07:35

Cape Town - Three policemen from Bishop Lavis in Cape Town were arrested on Friday afternoon on charges of corruption, Western Cape police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the officers were arrested when they reported for work. "The investigating officer informed them of the allegations of theft, defeating the end of justice, dealing in drugs, perjury and extortion," he said.

The two constables, aged 26 and 28, and a warrant officer, 48, will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-11 07:47

    Aaaargh- I just hate to read reports like this. In childrens books the wolf in sheeps clothing was still a bit funny but in real life it sux

  • Brandon - 2012-02-11 07:49

    Wow! What a crap report. No details. Niks! Did the reporter type this in his sleep?

      tbooze - 2012-02-11 07:53

      This wasn't worth reporting bcz it seems they new24 doesn't have info either

  • Bob - 2012-02-11 08:05

    To serve and protect...Not!

      carpejugulim - 2012-02-11 11:09

      Bob in all honesty they give the remaining good police, and there are still some, in the service a bad name.

  • Mario - 2012-02-11 08:13

    Well police force every one single positive report is a step closer to a GREAT South Africa VIVA THE LAWFULL CITERZENS FRREDOM TO LIVE A SAFE LIVE

      Yar - 2012-02-11 09:37

      @Mario Nice sentiment. Please work on your grammar/spelling/typing.

      Robbie - 2012-02-11 11:34

      @ Yar-what bike do you ride?

      Yar - 2012-02-12 08:52

      @Robbie The one in the pic is my track bike. It's a 2006 Honda CBR1000RR. Set up for track days. Her name is Rhonda the Wonder Honda. Thanks for asking.

  • michael.e.bowery - 2012-02-11 08:18

    The questions to be answered are the following; 1. Are they suspended on full pay? 2, Will the case take so long that witnesses and/or dockets disappear? 3. If ever convicted, will they be gaoled or re-assigned to other duties? The arrest is pretty insignificant. The test, is a swift conclusion with evidence and justice seen to be done. In any case, they are minnows in the sea of corruption engulfing this country.

      Michele - 2012-02-11 09:41

      I am sure justice will be swift, this is not an ANC run province.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-11 16:25

      @ Spookoctopus.. Good points you are raising. You however forgetting one very, very important thing.. this happened in the Western Cape. They are the only Province where things get done according to the book. Justice will be swift and severe. Just look at their track record. It's these small minnows that lead us to the Big Fish. High Five to the SAPD and the ruling DA.

  • Piston - 2012-02-11 08:20

    Please...not just fired but put in jail. If you work for the Gov it should be tried under Treason!

  • Andre - 2012-02-11 09:19

    I can hardly believe there are still cops out there that haven't been arrested yet!

      Piston - 2012-02-11 09:41

      If they had to try them all & get would not be enough room in the jails...there are thousands of them under investigation.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-11 11:08

    Well done! 2 down 9999 to go!

  • Sugan Naidoo - 2012-02-11 11:31

    You people continue to label the police as corrupt and senseless individuals, there is almost 190000 police officials out there doing the best that they can do and all we do is criticise. i agree there are corrupt individuals but who are the ones getting rid of them and putting them in jail? its the POLICE, there is over 200 police killed out there every year. their families and children loose their loved ones because they are out the standing between criminals and us. they go to work each day not knowing if they gonna return home. Who do we call when we in trouble or u hear noises in your yard at 2 in the morning? They come there to ur aid not knowing if they are going to be killed. please people! start appreciating wat the police is doing 4 u and stop condemning all because of some bad elements.

      ccallen1972 - 2012-02-11 12:26

      @Sugan thank you for the first sensible comment on this issue...I agree with you 100%!!! I do not endorse this type unethical behavior and these police officers should be dealt with swiftly. Unfortunately when a fish starts rotting it starts at the head first...I suspect that there will be more people involved most likely senior ranks...after all this type of behavior is learned. For those police officers out there who are still walking the path of justice keep going and lead by example we are proud of you!!!

  • Piston - 2012-02-11 11:36

    I want to trust my police force...really. I want to teach my kids that when in trouble phone the police...instead it's ADT. Its not just this incedent obviously but the plethora of crime within the service from the top down. The quality of peeps in the service is shameful!!

  • Vuyisile Mdoda - 2012-02-11 11:46

    Does the arrest proves that they are guilty already? Good people let us not jump the gun, by so doing we are making hypocrites of ourselves. How would you respond to a child who wants to know what the meaning of the 'audi altarem partem' principle is? Until the court decides let us give them the benefit of the doubt and wait for their side of the story. Our Constitution demands that of us.

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-02-11 15:23

    Now this is what I like to read about.... getting rid of the scum that we expect to "protect and serve the community!?" Fire these bas....rds immediately and get them into jail where they can get what they deserve, just not forget to take the vasline with!!! Scumbags!

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