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Video: Police 'manhandle' paramedic

Officers arrested the South African medic for "hindering a police officer to perform his duties"


WEST CAPE PROVINCE, Republic of South Africa — Police officers who apparently manhandled a paramedic attending to a Franschhoek accident scene should be investigated, Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato said on Thursday.

The incident on Tuesday, posted on video sharing site Youtube, shows two police officers escorting the medic past an accident scene to their police van, where they try to push him in after arresting him. The medic is heard asking if he can enter the van himself because he has a broken leg that is healing. The officers can be heard saying they would use the necessary force against him.

Another official is then seen begging the officers to help secure the accident scene. After watching the video online, Plato said he had written to provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer to request an urgent investigation.

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