Cop held for taking money in domestic violence case

Following a sting operation today, a Police Constable attached to the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court as an orderly was placed under close

arrest after he was caught with money he had accepted to settle a domestic violence matter.

A police release today said that the constable had taken the money from a male defendant as “inducement to settle a matter of domestic violence which was before the Court”.

However, the police said that when the matter was called in Court today, the virtual complainant did not offer any evidence against the defendant and consequently the matter was dismissed anyway.

Recognising that under the circumstances there was no need for help from the police rank, the man asked back for his money which was refused.

“The matter was reported to the police and subsequent response resulted in the monies being found in the possession of the rank. He is under close arrest as the investigations continue”, police said.

Nothing was said in the release about whether the domestic violence accused would be charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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