'Rambo Squad' cops held for assault

2013-08-20 14:42
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Bloemfontein - Three police constables have been arrested in Ficksburg for allegedly assaulting residents, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Tuesday.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the officers, known locally as the "Rambo Squad", were arrested on Tuesday morning.

They allegedly assaulted people in Meqheleng and Ficksburg over the weekend of 10 August.

One of the victims was allegedly run over by a police vehicle.

The Ipid would investigate an attempted murder charge, after police previously opened a docket of reckless and negligent driving.

Dlamini said the directorate was notified of the incidents on 14 August and started to investigate the next day.

"The investigation uncovered sufficient evidence to warrant the arrest of the suspects," said Dlamini.
More arrests were expected.

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