Cop in Court on Corruption Charge

Arrest of detective for corruption at Milnerton Police Station. Photo: SAPS

Arrest of detective for corruption at Milnerton Police Station. Photo: SAPS

A detective constable from Milnerton appeared in court on a charge of corruption last week.

According to police spokesperson Captain F.C. van Wyk detectives from the Western Cape Provincial  Anti-Corruption Unit arrested the 31-year-old policeman at 7.30 am on 23 August, after an investigation into allegations of illegal activities engaged in by a police official came to a head. The policeman was arrested whilst on duty at the Milnerton Police Station.

The investigation was related to cases of possession of stolen property and domestic violence, where bribery and tampering with an investigation docket led to cases being withdrawn. The policeman is being detained at Cape Town Central Police Station. His next court appearance is on 2 September.

According to Captain Van Wyk the arrest shows that the South African Police Force “is determined to uproot all forms of corruption and that police members who get involved in these activities are dealt with harshly.”

  • Jon McGowan

    Before the “Haters ” jump on the Troll bandwagon , In Any business , you have good and bad staff , yes even the police. Never judge a business on the merits of one bad apple , there are some great police officers at Milnerton.

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