Cape Town cop appears in court on theft charges

2016-03-30 19:24

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Cape Town – A Maitland police officer, charged with stealing from suspects while on duty, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Constable Frederick Buys heard that the investigation against him had been finalised and that the docket was now with the director of public prosecutions (DPP).

The matter was postponed until May 20 for a decision from the DPP.

According to police, a 36-year-old Maitland police constable was arrested at the beginning of February by the SA Police Service’s anti-corruption unit.

This after a cellphone was stolen from a car the officer had searched on November 14 2015.

On January 6 this year, money was also stolen from a person who had been arrested.

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