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Cops face disciplinary hearing for Oscar photos

Cellphones were confiscated from police officers who took pictures of athlete Oscar Pistorius.

The Police Ministry says 45 cellphones were confiscated from cops who took pictures of Oscar Pistorius. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Officers accused of taking pictures of Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will face internal disciplinary action, the Police Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.

The images were allegedly taken while Pistorius was transported to and from court following his arrest.

The 'Blade Runner' was arrested on Valentine's Day for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria East home.

Department spokesperson Zweli Mnisi confirmed that 45 cellphones were confiscated from police officers.

This after it emerged that they had used the handsets to snap images of Pistorius.

The officers responsible will be subjected to an internal disciplinary process.

Pistorius was held at the Boschkop police station following his arrest.

He was granted bail of R1 million in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa confirmed the details of the investigation in a written reply to a Parliamentary question from the Democratic Alliance.