Report paints grim picture of sex worker abuse

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File: Between 2011 and 2015 hundreds of statements were collected from sex workers who have lodged complaints against the police.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are mandated to help and protect and the public.

But a report by the Women&39;s Legal Centre highlights the abuse sex workers face at the hands of some officers.

The report details complaints between 2011 and 2015.

Earlier this week, eNCA&39;s Joanne Joseph spoke to the centre&39;s Stacey-Leigh Manoek.

She began by asking her about the scale of reports by sex workers against police.

* Watch the video report in the gallery above.