07 January 2022 - NW2734
Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police
With reference to his reply to question 1317 on 8 September 2021 regarding CAS 151/02/2020 related to the Athlone Police Station and records that he provided, on what date did a certain person (name furnished) become aware of allegations that a certain person (name also furnished) and officers under his command were implicated in an assault a certain person (name furnished); if so, on what date;
(1) Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas, the Acting Station Commander of the Athlone Police Station, became aware of the death of Adam Isaacs, on 27 January 2020. Colonel Adonis, the Station Commander, returned from leave, on 3 February 2020.
(2)(a) No member was placed on precautionary suspension and/or desk duty.
(2)(b) No departmental investigation was initiated at the time. Subsequently, two disciplinary investigations have been initiated into the members’ alleged involvement in the death, as per DR 05/2021 and the police station managements’ failure to act, as per DR 55/2021. The disciplinary investigation is pending finalisation. The criminal case was referred to the Independent Police Investigativr• Directorate (IPID) and is still under investigation.
(3)(a) Yes, the member Is still employed in the South African Police Service (SAPS).
(3(b) Not applicable.
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