Ipid probes cop’s suicide

Crime & Courts

Bethlehem, Free State - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate on Monday was investigating a case of an officer committing suicide in custody.

The officer, accused of rape, hung himself on Saturday afternoon in a holding cell where he was kept alone, said spokesman Moses Dlamini in a statement.

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Cape Town - 090127 - At Khayelitsha's Nonceba Hall on National Police Day there was a meeting to help organize how local organizations could assist the police in dealing with community issues. Photo by Skyler Reid.

“The evidence found at the scene suggests that the deceased hanged himself using shoe laces.”

The officer had apparently raped his ex-girlfriend in the early hours of Saturday morning and was arrested the same day.


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