Police Officer Arrested After Video Gone Viral Of A Woman Allegedly Beaten By Police ( Watch Video)

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In a video that was shared viral on social media, it shows a woman being beaten by a police officer for allegedly stealing a phone. In a press release by the Sierra Leone Police, they disclosed the immediate arrest and full-blown investigation in the matter. Read the press release below


“   Sierra Leone Police  Press Statement


The attention of the Management of the Sierra Leone Police has been drawn to a widely shared video on social media, which content depicts an OSD (Operations Support Division) Officer cruelly manhandling a suspected civilian lady, in the full view of some onlookers.       No doubt that there is prima facie evidence of professional misconduct perpetrated by the Police Officer.As part of our accountability mechanism, Management has tasked the Complaint Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID) to institute a full blown investigation into the said matter.       Be therefore informed that the Officer in question has been identified, arrested, suspended, and placed in custody, pending the outcome of the Investigation into his conduct.                            The Media and Public Relations Department commits itself to updating the public as the investigation progresses.                          For any enquiries, please contact the Media and Public Relations Department at Police Headquarters, George Street, Freetown, on +23277361070; +23277507955.”


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