South Africa 29.10.2014 05:04 pm

Inquiry requested following Pretoria park arrests (video)

Tshwane Metro police arresting Dawie du Plessis who had been recording the incident. Pic: Rekord East.

Tshwane Metro police arresting Dawie du Plessis who had been recording the incident. Pic: Rekord East.

An inquiry has been requested by the Tshwane Metro police’s investigation unit following an incident that resulted in the arrest of a man at the Zitapark in Garsfontein, Pretoria.

Democratic Alliance community safety spokesperson Karen Engelbrecht said the unit had been informed about the seriousness of the matter, and she hoped to receive feedback soon, Record East reported.

On Saturday, Chris de Lange was arrested at the park where his daughter’s birthday party was being celebrated.

This after De Lange reportedly argued with a security guard in the park regarding a party-goer who had shown up with her dog.

Tshwane Metro police later showed up and arrested De Lange.

Dawid du Plessis, who had been filming the incident, was also arrested.

Engelbrecht said it was important the unit investigated the matter to determine whether the officers involved followed standard procedure.

Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said the department was in possession of the video which depicted the incident.

Mahamba said the footage was of such a nature that it did not show all the events before and after the incident.

“… For that reason, we cannot determine whether the officer acted correctly or incorrectly acted… We are very concerned about the vulgar language that can be heard,” he said.

Caxton News Service

 

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