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Police - Officers involved in beating people in hot soup

  • Namaye says police have called for video clips from NBS TV to start investigations

Police are investigating indisciplined officers allegedly involved in beating up members of the public according to National Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye.

The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda told Parliament government was concerned about the police actions and appropriate measures would be taken to bring those involved to book.

Shocking video clips of police caning members of the public emerged on NBS TV on the day Dr. Kizza was released drawing outrage from citizens.

Police released a statement about actions of their officers and even went ahead to ask members of the public to come and report.

Namaye on investigations, said: "The Uganda Police Professional Standards Unit is investigating yesterday's incident involving Police officers."

She confirmed: "A case file has been opened up under reference PSU GEF 306/2016. Or call PSU on these numbers 0800300119, 0800199199, 0800199299."

Namaye said: "Members of the public affected in this incident are encouraged to make a report to P.S.U at the Head Office in Bukoto."

She added: "We wish to assure the public of our commitment in ensuring safety and peacefulness as we work closely with all Ugandans."

Namaye noted: "The video will also help the Police to identify some members of the public who were affected in this particular incident."

The police spokesperson continued: "The video will enable the investigators identify the officers involved, and evidence of what transpired."

Namaye said: "The incident came to light through a video linked to NBS TV. The department has written to NBS TV management to avail the video."

She revealed: "Some Police officers are alleged to have assaulted members of the public along the road to Kasangati."

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