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Man dragged by South Africa police vehicle dies in detention

Independent police investigators are looking into the claims after video footage emerged showing a man being dragged along a road behind a police van.

The man, a 27-year-old from Mozambique, was later found dead in a police cell in Daveyton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Officers have claimed they put the taxi driver in a police van in order to take him to a police station on the East Rand, and cannot explain how he later died.

But the video, obtained by South Africa's Daily Sun newspaper, shows officers struggling to overpower a man - believed to be the taxi driver - before attaching him to a point at the rear of their vehicle and then driving off leaving him hanging outside. Less..

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Added: Feb-28-2013 Occurred On: Feb-28-2013
By: Babelaas
Regional News
Tags: Killer Cops, Cops, Killer, Dragged, Car
Location: South Africa (load item map)
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