JUST IN: VIDEO shows woman pulled off chair, dragged along floor, allegedly by Jeppe police officers

Following reports of police brutality, allegedly at the hands of the Edenvale SAPS on Friday, new allegations of police brutality surfaced last night on social media.

Also read: IPID – How to report a case against officers

A video shared on Twitter by Yusuf Abramjee last night shows a woman seemingly pulled off a chair and then dragged along the floor.

Also read: IPID – How to report a case against officers

“Incident at the Jeppe SAPS last night where a woman was assaulted after allegedly complaining about poor service. This needs to be probed by SAPS,” Abramjee tweeted.

The EXPRESS’ sister publication, Bedfordview and Edenvale NEWS, reported earlier this week that the case against two DA ward councillors and community members accused of assaulting Edenvale police officers was postponed to September 6. The same ward councillors and community members, in turn, accused Edenvale SAPS of assault. The Edenvale matter was also reported to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

Also read: DA councillors allegedly assaulted, arrested by Edenvale police officers

Jeppe Police Station’s spokesperson, Captain Richard Munyai, confirmed that an altercation took place at the station last night.

“The woman in the video visited the station to certify documents but she did not have the original documents.

Also read: Ward councillors, community members face assault charges at Edenvale Magistrate’s Court

“The officer requested the original documents and he also pointed out that only a certain number of documents can be certified at one time. She exceeded the number of documents and she did not have the originals. An altercation ensued and the woman assaulted the officer and other police officers stepped in to stop the altercation.”

“Station management will also meet with the officer and witnesses to look into the matter.”

Also read: IPID – The leading authority in investigations against SAPS members

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Busi Vilakazi

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