Friday, March 1, 2013

South African policemen arrested, to face murder charges

Eight South African policemen have been arrested on suspicion of murder after dragging a man tied to the back of a police truck through a busy Johannesburg street in an incident broadcast around the world, a government watchdog said on Friday.

The video-recorded treatment of the Mozambican taxi driver has further damaged the reputation of the police force in South Africa where more than 1,200 people a year die in police custody.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-safrica-police-idUSBRE9200BW20130301