Female JMPD cop describes attack: 'Fitness trainer strangled and kicked me in the face while yelling racial slurs'

TheChamp

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Pretoria - A 24-year-old fitness trainer has been arrested after driving recklessly, and subsequently assaulting a female officer of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) who stopped her after a chase.
On Saturday night, at around 10 pm, the patrolling JMPD K9 officer allegedly spotted a Volkswagen Jetta driving recklessly, and at a high speed, coming from the Rosettenville direction travelling towards the Johannesburg CBD.
 

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Ahhh IOL, knew there would be a race angle to the article from the get go.

If the situation actually occured, then that twat of a driver must face the full punishment the law can give out, especially claiming he was going to kill the officer.... a good 10 - 15 years behind bars should sober that twat up.

**EDIT** and the timeslive version is just a much better article all around.
 

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It seems defenders of the faith will only see the "racial slurs" as attack on their entire race. Doesn't matter if she was kicked in the face.
“He kicked her in the face, swearing at her, yelling racial slurs, calling her offensive and derogatory names,” according to the JMPD.

p.s. IOL - so what does one expect but I would expect the so called "moderates" not to fall for it. /smh.
 

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Police statement on Facebook,


Media Statement
29 August 2021

MALE SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULTING A FEMALE JMPD OFFICER

Last night whilst on patrol at Eloff Ext in the South of Johannesburg about 22h00 a Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) female officer from K9 Unit saw a Volkswagen Jetta driving recklessly at a high speed, coming from the Rossettenville direction travelling towards the Johannesburg CBD. The driver disregarded red traffic lights and almost bumped into the JMPD patrol vehicle.

The officer swerved to the left avoiding the speeding vehicle which continued to drive at a high speed. A chase then ensued and the officer managed to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Baldwin Road and Eloff Ext, Village Deep. The driver of the Jetta then reversed his vehicle almost bumping into the patrol vehicle again.
The officer managed to move the patrol vehicle to a safer position. She stepped out of the vehicle and instructed the driver, a white male to wait as she called for backup.

Whilst making her way back to the patrol vehicle, the male suddenly grabbed her from behind and started strangling her. As she was loosing her breath, he picked her up, and threw her onto the ground. He kicked her in the face swearing at her, yelling racial slurs, calling her offensive and derogatory names.

An e-hailing driver and a lady client stopped to assist the officer as they realised that the situation was extremely serious. They shouted telling the male to leave the officer, and when he saw them, he said that the officer was the one assaulting him. They told him that they witnessed everything and that he is not the victim.
The male proceeded to pick the officer up, throwing her onto the ground and kicking her again. The e-hailing driver intervened and manage to stop him from assaulting the officer.

During the altercation, Fedility ADT Security personnel came to assist and the male was placed under arrest.
The suspect was put and locked in the back of the patrol vehicle. On their way to the police station he started banging and kicking, saying that if those people didn't come to her rescue he was going to kill her like the officer that was killed in Pretoria.

The 24 year old fitness trainer was detained at Johannesburg Central SAPS for Attempted Murder, Assault GBH, Resisting Arrest and Reckless and Negligent Driving.

The officer was taken to Milpark Hospital with injuries on her head, face, left eye and right shoulder sustained from the suspect's beating, and throwing her onto the ground. She was discharged the same evening after getting treatment.

The JMPD management condemns the attack on police officials especially female officers.

We hope that this arrest will set an example that unwarranted attacks on police officials and women will not be tolerated. We wish the officer a speedy recovery.
 

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CoJ announcement,


The Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Public Safety, Cllr Mally Mokoena, condemns the brutal attack of a Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) female officer by a male assailant over the weekend.

The officer, from the K9 Unit, was viciously assaulted while trying to apprehend the suspect, who was driving at a high speed and disregarded a red traffic light. The suspect further attempted to brazenly bump into a JMPD patrol vehicle after being pursued and stopped by the officer.

After being asked to step out of his vehicle, the 24-year-old suspect pounced on the officer, strangling her, then hurled her to the ground and proceeded to kick her in the face. This unrestrained battering was accompanied by racial slurs as well as vulgar and derogatory name-calling. The suspect further made death threats against the officer.

MMC Mokoena has described this act as barbaric and despicable, and deserving of harsh punishment – especially as the country is grappling with the scourge of gender-based violence.

“I strongly condemn this heinous act. Such behaviour is abhorrent and simply unacceptable. Our officers should never be placed in harm’s way while carrying out their duties, especially by wayward scoundrels who have no regard for the law like this man.

“This incident is extremely sickening in a country that is confronted with the plague of violence against women and children. It is absolutely contemptible to have our officer subjected to such wanton physical and verbal abuse while doing her job,” said MMC Mokoena.

The officer was taken to Milpark Hospital with injuries on her head, face, left eye and right shoulder sustained from the assault. She was discharged the same evening after getting treatment. The suspect faces charges of attempted murder, assault GBH, resisting arrest, and reckless and negligent driving.

“I wish to extend my gratitude to everyone who intervened during the attack, especially Fidelity ADT security personnel. We appreciate your spirit of altruism and ubuntu.

“I wish the officer a speedy recovery and assure her that she will receive all the necessary support from the department throughout her recuperation and court proceedings. We hope that the suspect will receive the maximum punishment,” said MMC Mokoena.

30/08/2021
 

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Not sure why people are surprised by the names. If you’re stupid enough to beat someone up (especially an officer), you’re stupid enough to be racist.

Anyway, very brave lady to give chase and apprehend him.
 

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They must, but I don't see how it would have helped her under these circumstances. She was in essence rescued by the public, an e-hailing driver, and ADT. The whiskey male doesn't have a strong case here.

I don't know why she is patrolling alone.

Helped her in terms of those doubting her account of what happened.

She patrols alone because she’s a Lone Ranger.
 

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This will not end well for this cretin. Lives unnecessarily ruined and harmed ... JMPD officer included.
 

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Helped her in terms of those doubting her account of what happened.

She patrols alone because she’s a Lone Ranger.

Who would doubt it, she was evidently assaulted and rescued. The only part which can be placed in doubt is this,

The suspect was put and locked in the back of the patrol vehicle. On their way to the police station he started banging and kicking, saying that if those people didn't come to her rescue he was going to kill her like the officer that was killed in Pretoria.

is this the ADT patrol vehicle or in the JMPD patrol vehicle? Did she drive the patrol vehicle, did ADT drive the patrol vehicle? There are some unknowns to be conclusive, but the assault will stand.
 

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It seems defenders of the faith will only see the "racial slurs" as attack on their entire race. Doesn't matter if she was kicked in the face.


p.s. IOL - so what does one expect but I would expect the so called "moderates" not to fall for it. /smh.
But I thought we were ALL in Perth.... :rolleyes:
 
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