SAPS members charged with bringing police into disrepute

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Two SAPS employees at the Midrand police station have been charged with bringing police regulations into disrepute. One of them has also been served with a suspension letter and has been placed on special leave.

This follows an SABC exposé on how police handle victims of crimes.

SABC News Senior Reporter, Chriselda Lewis spoke to a Midrand woman who called a police station to report an assault, and police gave her bad treatment and never followed up on her case.

When she called to enquire on the status of her case, the policemen in question laughed at her and threatened her with a beating.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) statistics reveal that between 2016 and 2017 more that 300 policemen are being investigated for common assault.


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