Amateur cellphone footage has emerged of police officers in Cape Town stripping and assaulting an arrested man. The police brutality was posted on Facebook yesterday and shows two uniformed policemen in Kensington stripping the arrested man and punching and kicking him in the genitals. The person who filmed the incident said that one of the policemen approached her place of work and threatened her while one of her friends was arrested for police interference, but charges were later dropped.
It’s is unclear why the man was arrested.
Warning – the video contains footage that may be disturbing to some viewers.
Regardless of why he was arrested that is completely unneccessary.
While the facts and circumstances of the incident are unknown police officials have stated that an investigation has been launched.
“We will ensure that a decisive action is taken against those involved. We also would like to state it very clear that acts of brutality in any form, that are perpetrated against the community will not be tolerated by SAPS Management,” said Filander.
He continued, appealing to the public to “exercise some restraint and patience, to allow investigations to take place.” [enca]
Will keep you updated.