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Drunk KwaZulu Natal cop in viral video under investigation

Oct 26, 2018
Drunk KwaZulu Natal cop in viral video under investigation

The police officer who appears under the influence of alcohol in a recent viral video is under investigation in terms of the police disciplinary regulations.

According to the Station Commander of the Mountain Rise police station, the Constable responded to a complaint at Copesville Drive on Sunday, 14 October at 01:30, when the complainants realised that he was highly intoxicated.

"The incident was immediately brought to the attention of his commander who booked him off duty and reported his conduct to the station commander," said police spokesperson,  Brigadier Jay Naicker.

"Both he and the constable who was driving him on that day are under investigation. Although the driver was sober, the fact that he failed to act against his colleague is also viewed as serious misconduct and a senior officer has been appointed to investigate the matter."

Brig Naicker said that the Constable in the video has been restricted to desk duties and his firearm was removed whilst he is under investigation.

"We wish to thank members of the public that blow the whistle on corruption and misconduct within the ranks of the South African Police Services," he added.

"We view such behavior in a very serious light and will always act against errant police officers as we believe that we need police officers of the highest caliber to deliver on our mandate."

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