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Probe Launched After Station Commander Seen ‘Manhandling’ Civilian (Video)

The cop is shown bringing the man to the holding cells while the man questions why he is being arrested, "what are you doing?" the man keeps shouting.

Probe Launched After Station Head Seen ‘Manhandling’ Citizen (Video)-SurgeZirc SA
Probe Launched After Station Commander Seen ‘Manhandling’ Civilian (Video)

Free State police have acknowledged an investigation into a video circulating on social media showing what appears to be a harsh handling of a civilian by a station commander.

On Tuesday, a video surfaced on Twitter showing an officer at the Ventersburg police station manhandling a person while attempting to arrest him.

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The cop is shown bringing the man to the holding cells while the man questions why he is being arrested, “what are you doing?” the man keeps shouting.

“You are going to regret what you have just done,” the man is heard saying as his companion, who is taking the video, says the officer is the station commander.

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The officer replied that the man was being arrested for attacking a police officer, which the man and his companion denied, claiming that the situation was the other way around.

Brig Motantsi Makhele, a Free State police spokesperson, said the incident occurred last Friday and involved the station commander.

“Provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Baile Motswenyane has appointed a team of senior officers to look into the matter from internal and criminal perspectives. In the video, it is alleged a man was manhandled by the station commander. The station commander allegedly arrested the man for assaulting a police officer after the man seen in the video came to his office and started to push him around.

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“The matter is being investigated internally and the necessary steps will be taken if needed,” he said.

Makhele also confirmed an assault case had been opened against the civilian but this would form part of the investigation.

Motswenyane said: “If the member violated disciplinary regulations he would be dealt with in accordance with our disciplinary regulations.

“Police officials also have to execute their duties and not be intimidated, disturbed or assaulted by community members, which is a criminal offence. The matter will be dealt with [urgently].”

You can watch the video below:

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