THE VIDEO THAT SHOCKED THE NATION
BRUTALITY CHARGES FOR SA POLICE
Wednesday, 8 November, 2000, 00:06 GMT
The video showed officers laughing during the assault
By Greg Barrow in Johannesburg
Six white South African policemen have been arrested and charged with attempted murder following the release of amateur video footage which showed them setting dogs on three black suspects.
The footage, shot two years ago, was obtained by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. It shows the policemen laughing and cheering as the dogs savage the men's legs, arms and faces.
Source: BBC NEWS - click link to read full report.
OUTRAGE GREETS BRUTALITY SHOWN ON SA POLICE VIDEO
November 8, 2000
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) -- South Africa reacted with horror on Wednesday to a video aired on state television which showed police dogs repeatedly savaging black prisoners during what was described as a training exercise for the canine unit.
Karen Mckenzie, head of the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD), a police watchdog, told reporters that dog units throughout South Africa would be investigated.
Source: CNN NEWS - click link to read full report.
"POLICE BRUTALITY IS STILL VERY EVIDENT IN SA"
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