CNS Reporter/Ashtyn Mackenzie
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5 Mar 2015
11:14 am

UPDATE: Police to investigate misconduct claim

CNS Reporter/Ashtyn Mackenzie

Douglasdale police are investigating the conduct of an officer from the station after he allegedly refused to help a restaurant manager.

The manager of a restaurant believed to in Cedar Square, Sandton, alerted Douglasale police when patrons refused to pay a R175 bill, Randburg Sun reported.

Two uniformed police officers allegedly arrived at the restaurant, and one of them refused to open a case or take witness statements because the value of the bill was “too low” for the amount of work the case would need. The officer allegedly refused to give his name and badge number.

The restaurant manager then went to the police station to find the names of the officers and lay charges against them for refusing to open a case of fraud.

In a six-minute video uploaded on to YouTube on February 28 by Pedro Ramos, a police captain is seen refusing to help the man open a case against the other officers.

Douglasdale police spokesperson Warrant Officer Balan Muthan said the man had approached the station and captain in a relatively aggressive manner.

“The captain was merely explaining that a case can only be opened at the Client Service Centre, ” Muthan said.

He added police would look at the restaurant’s surveillance footage to determine what had occurred and investigate further.

“We won’t know what happened until we are able the view the CCTV footage that the complainant alleges that he has,” Muthan added.

– Caxton News Service