Viral video will make your blood curdle

Submitted by Tarryn.Josephs on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 13:01
Photo: Twitter/ @Petalmaker1

Johannesburg - A video of an officer restraining a woman, while another person draws her blood, has gone viral on social media.

The incident took place on Friday evening at the Douglasdale police station in Johannesburg.

Now the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department says it has launched an investigation into the video.

The woman allegedly failed a breathalyzer test, and was taken to the police station for blood to be drawn.

The JMPD says if anyone was found guilty of any wrongdoing, they would face appropriate and swift disciplinary action.

Take a look at the video:

Share this human rights abuse in South Africa far and wide! This is how the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) collected a sample of blood from a young girl they imagined was driving over the limit. #MartijnVanHelvert #HumanRightsViolations #SouthAfrica #ANCGovt pic.twitter.com/r3aQjd0IFS

— Judy Craemer (@Petalmaker1) July 8, 2019

Photo: Twitter/ @Petalmaker1