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sapsNews24 reports that police officer Captain JM Henrico, who is facing a charge of crimen injuria after allegedly calling his subordinates the k-word, will now have to make representations on why he should not be prosecuted.  

Henrico, who is a police officer at Pretoria Central Police Station, has been accused of using racial slurs and verbally harassing his colleagues in complaints that date as far back as 2016.  After appearing briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Henrico's case was postponed to 20 June for representations.  Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) said in a statement that black police officers at the Pretoria police station have filed various internal and criminal complaints against Captain Henrico for numerous acts of racism against them, while some officials have also alleged that complainants faced further victimisation after opening internal departmental and criminal cases.  LHR said the case was one of many filed by police officers testifying to acts of racism prevalent in police stations across the country.

  • Read this report by Alex Mitchley in full at News24

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