Investigation Launched into Cops Opening Fire on Audi in Cape Town

Investigation Launched into Cops Opening Fire on Audi in Cape Town

- An investigation has been launched by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) into the incident with an Audi in Cape Town

- This comes after various videos showing different angles of the commotion between Metro officials and the driver were shared

- It's been reported that the vehicle had crashed into the Metro car prior to the incident

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The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating the incident involving Metro officials and an Audi. A series of videos were shared on social media depicting the Metro cops kicking the door of the vehicle and shooting the tyres.

Reports say that the driver had resisted arrest after jumping a red light. His vehicle then crashed into a Metro car. The incident occurred in Milnerton, Cape Town on Monday and has raised various concerns with officials and citizens.

Spokesperson for Ipid Ndileka Cola said they were investigating the incident adding that the vehicle was allegedly stolen.

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Investigation launched, cops opening fire on Audi
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) are investigating the incident in Cape Town involving Metro officials and the driver of a silver Audi A4. Image: @Lwadz_G
Source: Twitter

According to IOL, Richard Bosman, City Safety and Security executive director stated that the driver of the Audi had refused to "obey lawful instruction to stop and exit the vehicle" adding that his continued attempts of resisting arrest and evading officers forced the Metro officials to take immediate action to immobilise the vehicle.

A report by Times Live confirmed that a 30-year-old man was arrested for reckless and negligent driving.

Take a look at one of the videos of the incident below: earlier reported on the incident with the Audi after the videos started trending on social media. One of the first videos shared to Twitter by @Lwadz_G is from a driver behind the incident's perspective. Metro officials can be seen shooting at the vehicle's tyres.

The second video shows a side angle of the incident. Towards the end of the video, the driver of the Audi takes off. One of the officers fires a few shots as the driver speeds off.

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A third video shows the Audi driving into a building. An officer on foot runs behind the vehicle while his back up rushes to the entrance of the building before they jump out of the vehicle. South Africans have been sharing their thoughts on the commotion on social media.

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Source: Briefly News

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