March 8th, 2013
04:19 AM ET

South African officers in court over man's dragging death

Eight South African officers appeared in court Friday over accusations they were involved in dragging a man down a road while he was handcuffed to the back of a police van.

The man later died of head injuries.

The incident was captured on video late last month, sparking outrage in a nation that has seen a series of police brutality incidents recently.

Last week, authorities disarmed and suspended the officers, and arrested them.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    It is astounding that so much gross police brutality in South Africa is reported in this century.

    March 8, 2013 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    This is horrific. My God.

    March 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    I guess police brutality can be found across the globe! Pathetic!!

    March 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |