CT officer allegedly threatens journalist for filming him
Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath says she was threatened for filming armed police officers in the CBD today.
CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town journalist is considering her options after a police officer allegedly threatened to shoot her.
News24's Head of Video, Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath, was with her husband at the time of the incident in the CBD this morning.
She posted a video recording of the threat on social media and has been in contact with police about the incident.
Sukhdeo-Raath says she was on her way to work this morning when she noticed several armed police vehicles and officers in the CBD.
"We now know that it was a cash drop for the Reserve Bank, but of course at the time there were police officers everywhere."
She says when she started taking pictures and video with her mobile phone from inside her car, an armed police officer threatened to shoot her.
"I'll shoot you. What are you doing?" My job, officer. Just my job. Corner Strand and Adderley this morning. pic.twitter.com/i2VoKxBU7s— Jerusha Raath (@JerushaRaath) January 26, 2016
The Right to Know campaign says members of the public are allowed to film police, as long as they're not hindering their work.
Right To Know's Murray Hunter says, "I want to state very clearly that there is no law against citizens recording the police with their cellphones; taking photographs, taking audio or taking a video."