ICD investigating 6 000 cases against police

The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) is investigating an estimated 6 000 cases against the police, the ICD’s executive director Francois Beukman said in Pretoria on Thursday.

Addressing the National Press Club, Beukman said that of the 6 000 cases, he estimated that 2 500 were criminal cases.

ICD spokesperson Moses Dlamini said 40% of the cases were criminal matters, the majority of which were crimes such as assault, murder, attempted murder and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

Dlamini said that very often police training came up as an issue during such cases.

Currently the ICD had 292 service staff and about 100 investigative officers, Beukman said.—Sapa