Amnesty: Reports of 'SA police brutality are shocking'

Amnesty International called the reports which appear to show South African police dragging a man down the road behind a van, “shocking.”

This appalling incident involving excessive force is the latest in an increasingly disturbing pattern of brutal police conduct in South Africa.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate must be fully supported in conducting its investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

Amnesty International urges the South African government to make a public commitment to ensure that the police stop the use of excessive force and deliberate targeted killings.

– Noel Kututwa, Amnesty International’s southern Africa director

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SA 'police drag' suspensions

All the officers involved in the incident in which a South African taxi driver was dragged through a street by a police van and allegedly beaten in custody have been suspended.