Mom asks Ipid to stop probe into Krugersdorp teen manhandled by cop

Last week, a disturbing video emerged on social media showing the distress young woman screaming for help while being dragged into an unmarked police vehicle.

Screenshot of a schoolgirl being dragged by police officers in the Krugersdorp CBD. Picture: Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - An 18-year-old pupil and her mother have urged the police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID), to stop their investigation into allegations that she was manhandled by a police officer while walking to school with a friend.

Last week, a disturbing video emerged on social media showing the distress young woman screaming for help while being dragged into an unmarked police vehicle.

It’s since emerged that the teen was arrested for refusing to wear a mask.

Ipid said the mother and daughter were refusing to open a criminal case against the implicated officers.

The directorate's Jennifer Ntlatseng said the family also claimed the case had been “blown out of proportion”.

“Initially, we suspected that there was victimisation, but we realised that there is no such. It’s just that the mother said she wanted to be respected in this situation and they have agreed not to take the matter further.”

According to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act, the body must act on any complaint of torture or assault against a police officer while executing their duties.

Download the Eyewitness News app to your iOS or Android device.