Home Page About Us Contribute

K&N Automotive Air Intakes

LuckyBug LifeStyle



Tweets by @CrittendenAuto










Eight Officers Arrested in South African Dragging Death

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Eight Officers Arrested in South African Dragging Death

VOA News
1 March 2013 (5:50AM)


Eight South African police have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was dragged through the street from the back of a police van.

A spokesman for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate said Friday that the officers will be charged with murder.

Video of the incident shows 27-year-old Mido Macia being handcuffed to the back of a police vehicle in Daveytown, a township of Johannesburg. In the video, taken by a bystander, people urge the police to stop but the vehicle drives forward.

Macia, a taxi driver from Mozambique, later died in custody.

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega said Friday a local police commander has also been removed from his post, as the investigation into the case continues.

South African President Jacob Zuma earlier condemned Macia's death, describing the video of the incident as "horrific, disturbing and unacceptable."

Media reports say Macia was stopped by officers Tuesday after he was allegedly obstructing traffic. Police say he became aggressive when they asked him to move.

His autopsy showed that he had head injuries and some injuries on his upper abdomen.

The video of Macia being dragged through the streets was released Thursday through a South African newspaper, the Daily Sun.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.



Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr  
 
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute




By accessing the The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the terms and conditions on our Legal Information:  Disclaimers & Privacy Policy page.

To notify The Crittenden Automotive Library of errors, suggest topics, contribute information, make a comment on a page or to ask a question e-mail us.