2010 - A taxi driver in South Africa died after being handcuffed to a police vehicle and dragged hundreds of yards, it has been alleged.
The man, named locally as 27-year-old Mido Macia from Mozambique, was later found dead in a police cell in Daveyton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. South Africa’s Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID) said on Wednesday that officers had initially attempted to arrest Mr Macia because he was allegedly obstructing traffic. Officers have claimed they put Mr Macia in a police van in order to take him to a police station on the East Rand, and cannot explain how he later died.
Inmates in the cells he was taken to, have claimed he was later beaten to death by police. He is understood to have been found dead by another police officer later the same day. A post-mortem on the dead suspect indicated he had died from head injuries with internal bleeding.
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