WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU?
A road user recorded a confrontation between 2 JMPD traffic officers and a driver near the entrance to the Mall of Africa.
The following account of events was included as well:
"UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT BY JMPD. So this Video was taken this morning at the entrance to the Mall of Africa. As I rummaged through my bag to get my phone out, these JMPD members had already punched, pushed and kicked this person to the floor and the tall metro cop was hitting and kicking him on the ground. From the video you see how they physically assaulted this person after he refused to be arrested for not having number plates (not sure what the law states regarding whether driving without number plates is a criminal offence or just warrants a fine?). Either way, the tall officer then threatens this person and proceeds to "steal" his vehicle and drives off only to return when the other officers warn him that I am videoing. The female officer also wanted me to stop recording but I duly explained that it is my legal right to video an assault on a member of public. I gave my card to this gentleman so not sure of his name but this completely unacceptable. The tall officer was blatant in his physical abuse and he is a shining example of the power trip that members of JMPD are on. It was disgusting and so scary to watch!"