The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating a case of abolish after a man accused of domestic violence seemingly jumped out of a fifth-ground window at a Hillbrow flat on Monday.
It is alleged that two police officials, a warrant officer and constable from the detective unit on the Hillbrow police reputation, had been raiding a put at Moulin Rouge apartments when the incident occurred.
The two officers had been investigating a case of assault and excessive body hurt (GBH) against the man, with the case reported to the reputation by his girlfriend on Saturday February 13. The person allegedly stabbed her with a bread knife, which changed into stumbled on caught on her correct hand.
Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola stated that, according to the watchdog’s preliminary investigation, the 2 police officers went to the flat with the protection officer as they had been working on the case.
“They knocked on the door but there changed into no response. In an effort to find find correct of entry to to the flat, the protection guard sourced spare keys from the caretaker. The caretaker couldn’t find the spare keys for the insist flat so he introduced a minute chisel to beginning out the door,” stated Cola.
She stated that whereas they had been busy trying to beginning out the door, the officers heard any individual screaming. When they opened the door they stumbled on that the person they had been looking for had jumped out of the flat thru the window.
He stated the officers urgently called paramedics, who declared the man unnecessary on the scene.
In CCTV footage considered by TimesLIVE, the man may perhaps fair additionally be considered falling to the bottom from a building. He hits the bottom and would now not switch. A girl then comes closer to the man, with two more individuals later coming to occupy a examine.
Cola stated Ipid had launched its investigation to determine the details across the demise in consequence of police action. He stated the unnecessary man changed into later known by his girlfriend because the man being investigated.