- A woman who was manhandled by Tswane Metro Police is taking them to court
- She was too scared to pull over because it was dark
- The incident happened on Tuesday night but the video has since gone viral
Briefly.co.za has learned that the woman who was allegedly manhandled by the Tswane Metro Police is laying charges.
Yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported on a woman who was too scared to pull over for the Tswane Metro Police. She refused to pull over until she reached a petrol station because it was dark and she thought they might not be real cops.
The police then proceeded to manhandle her and drag her into a police car.
Yusuf Abramjee shared the video on his Twitter account. It is here where the report was made that the woman was too scared to pull over in case the cops were fake. In the footage, the woman can be seen stepping out of her white VW Polo as the officers walk towards the car. She is then pulled towards a TMPD vehicle by four officers(three male and one female). The woman looks scared and calls for help.
One of the social media users who commented on the video, Ta_Lwa, said:
"Hope she will lay charges against them and sue them in their personal capacity. There is nothing wrong she did if she felt unsafe and went to a nearby garage, as much as a close police station would have been much better"
The victim has appeared to have taken that advice and the police are also looking into the matter according to ENCA.com.
“Those are our members involved. Immediately when the chief of police saw this video she instructed the head of internal investigation to immediately commence with investigations,” said Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson, Isaac Mahamba.
Gareth Newman of the Institute of Security Studies, said that although police are properly trained that they sometimes don't follow procedures correctly.
“When police officers act like this, it’s critically important that appropriate action is taken to ensure that that behaviour is stopped and start acting like professionals that they should be,” said Newman.
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