Cops in CCTV beating

LazyLion

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http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/cops-in-cctv-beating-1.1061629

Cape Town police officers have been caught on closed-circuit television cameras handcuffing a local nightclub owner and hitting him repeatedly on the head and body until he falls over.

The footage was captured by cameras in Woodstock’s Dreams Sports Bar late on Saturday night.

One series of images shows the bar’s owner, Nnamdi Muoka, standing next to a table and a couch, his hands cuffed behind his back, while a male police officer hits him with what looks like a torch.

Muoka is shown trying to evade the uniformed officer, who follows him around the couch and eventually corners him, beating him to the ground.

One of Muoka’s friends, Nicky Asher-Pedro, said she was also attacked by the officers from the Woodstock police station just before midnight on Saturday, while she was at the bar in Victoria Road.

Asher-Pedro, a former Bush Radio presenter and producer who now works for city magazine The Big Issue, said she was pepper-sprayed, manhandled and her skirt was torn by police officers after she questioned their attack on Muoka.

She, Muoka and the bar owner’s brother, Osita Nwadike, were arrested and detained in the Woodstock police station’s holding cells in the early hours of Sunday morning, before being released on a warning on Monday.

The three are due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on May 10, having been charged under “the liquor act”, Asher-Pedro said.

Woodstock police station spokesman Hilton Malila said he was not aware of the incident, but would investigate the matter.

An officer at the Woodstock police station confirmed the arrests today, and told the Cape Argus the three had been charged with assaulting a police officer.

Malila would not confirm details of the arrests, referring all further queries to the provincial communications office.

Asher-Pedro said that the trio had not been allowed to make phone calls and that the police refused to allow anyone to bring them jackets.

“I could not even tell my 14-year-old son, who was at home, where I was (over) the weekend,” she said.

Asher-Pedro said six police officers entered the Dreams Sports Bar just before midnight on Saturday and told Muoka that there was too much noise coming from the premises.

Muoka questioned them, she said, and the police allegedly responded by swearing at him and telling him to shut up.

Asher-Pedro said Muoka had persisted, and the officers allegedly threatened to arrest him. She said they handcuffed him and one officer allegedly hit Muoka in the face.

At that point, she intervened, asking the officer why he was hitting a handcuffed man.

“That is when they started attacking me, throwing my phone on the floor and dragging me, while ripping my skirt.

“They pepper-sprayed me in the eyes.”

She claimed that other patrons were also pepper-sprayed and were chased out of the club. Some, who were recording the incident on their cellphones, had the phones confiscated, she said.

Muoka confirmed the incident, saying he had talked to his lawyers and preferred not to comment at this stage.

The three were due to meet lawyers today to provide statements, which would be filed to the Independent Complaints Directorate so it could investigate, Asher-Pedro said this morning.

Muoka showed the Cape Argus several City of Cape Town documents showing he was licensed to do business on the premises.

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What is it with the cops in South Africa beating up people in night clubs? :confused:
This is the third incident this year.
 

Flanders

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Surprising that they didn't just shoot him dead on the spot!
 

Ruach

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I can confirm that the police in woodstock/salt river are very agro. Ive seen them use excessive force on handcuffed persons before.

not the police dept Im proudest of.
 

medicnick83

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+1. I think if Gdiza was the one being hit and pepper sprayed he may have a different view on things.

All the behind the scenes stuff - there is always more to the story than the newspapers report on.

I used to be buddies with a few club owners back in the day, some nice clubs - you'd be surprised to know about all the shyte they would get away with.
 

tortured

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Lol I work in Woodstock, some times quite late at night. Its a messed up place.

Few years back I was buying some uhm "stuff" when all of a sudden I had like 4 cop vans surrounding my car. First thing the cop told me was "Unless you want to be raped and killed get the fck out of Woodstock, whities don't belong here at night." :(

By the way, I don't blame cops for becoming aggro like this. People especially in messed up areas treat them like **** for no reason at all.
 

Hummercellc

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The race card will be played. i see they did not mention anything about race. and that's a first. boring
 

Mars

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All the behind the scenes stuff - there is always more to the story than the newspapers report on.

I used to be buddies with a few club owners back in the day, some nice clubs - you'd be surprised to know about all the shyte they would get away with.

So you're ok with the police beating this guy? :wtf:
 

Ruach

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nah its still dangerous but its getting a lot better.... but I wouldnt go walking.
 

LazyLion

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I guess the video will tell if they acted with reasonable force.
 
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If they are already cuffed then its a slightly different story to the other scenarios. Ill be surprised if the video actually makes it to the newspapers.
 

marine1

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These beatings and shootings are an indication where our police force is going. More and more incidents......
 

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police think they are above the law wait they know they are so we are f---ed
 

GrootBaas

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I am all for proper law enforcement but it seems to me that sometimes police officers get drunk with power and do not follow official protocol.

Wonder what happened with the Stellenbosch incident of about two years ago when the cops raided mystics and bohemia allegedly assaulting some students. There was a court case that was dragging on I believe.
 

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I guess the video will tell if they acted with reasonable force.

The chances are that SAPS will seize the video which will then disappear.

I don't know why anyone is surprised by police brutality because SAPS is being systematically transformed into the ANC's bully boys with the primary function of enforcing Party policy.

The killing last week in Ficksburg of Andries Tatane is a classic case of someone getting his comeuppance for speaking against the ANC.
Long before 1994 the ANC had a policy of killing dissidents in Quattro and other camps around our borders and Andries Tatane was actually lucky to have been killed quickly on the street instead of in one of the camps as described below.

There were accounts of routine and bizarre acts of torture - beatings with barbed wire, bicycle chains and iron bars - and food and water deprivation. Detainees were made to crawl through colonies of red ants with pig fat rubbed into their skin. A prisoner had his lips burned by cigarettes and his testicles squeezed with pliers; a detainee was buried up to his neck before being suffocated with a plastic bag; a woman had a guard masturbate over her because she refused to have sex with security officials. A trainee tried to commit suicide after his girlfriend was “taken away”. People were locked up in goods containers, in suffocating conditions. And people simply disappeared.
Glimmers of horror as Zuma’s missing years come to light - http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=944076
 
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