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This is the moment a female police officer kicks and punches a woman after shoving her to the ground.
The unidentified officer has been charged with GBH following the incident in the town of Tsolo in the O. R. Tambo District in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
In the video, two female police officers can be seen speaking to a group of women when one of the officers suddenly shoves one of the women.
The woman is sent stumbling into her friend who falls onto the pavement and the hofficer then send two kicks into the woman’s backside before appearing to slap her head.
The officer then walks away before running back towards the woman and sending a punch into her head.
Local police spokesman Captain Khaya Tonjeni told reporters that the force were “very disappointed” with the officer’s behaviour in the video and confirmed an investigation had been launched.
Tonjeni said that the officer, who has not been named in reports, had been charged with GBH after investigators found the victim, who had not come forward to the police.
The officer has been charged but has not been arrested. It is unclear if she has been suspended as the investigation continues.
Tonjeni added that “the behaviour like the one depicted in the video is not acceptable” and said it would “not be tolerated” by the force.
It is unclear if the video was sent to the police directly or what led to the altercation.
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