Woman manhandled by TMPD taking legal action

A woman who was manhandled by Tshwane Metro police officers is taking legal action against them. A video circulating on social media shows her being dragged into a van at a petrol station in Lyttleton, Pretoria. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A woman who was manhandled by Tshwane Metro police officers is taking legal action against them.

A video circulating on social media shows her being dragged into a van at a petrol station in Lyttleton, Pretoria.

The incident happened on Tuesday night.

There, the officers can be seen manhandling her and dragging her into a van.

READ: Tshwane Metro Police probes Pretoria petrol station incident

“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.

The Tshwane Metro Police Department has received statements from three of the police officers involved, as well as the victim.

The Institute of Security Studies' Gareth Newman says police are properly trained, but they still often don't adhere to the laws they're meant to uphold.

“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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