sapsThe Star reports that officers at the Pretoria Central police station who filed various internal and criminal complaints against Captain James Henrico are frustrated about having to bump into him at work every day.  

Henrico has been accused of racially abusing black police officials, using the k-word and verbally harassing them.  They asked for his suspension, but he was merely moved to another department.  The officers were speaking outside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after Henrico appeared briefly.  The matter was postponed for the third time to 20 July, for presentations.  According to Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), complaints lodged against Henrico relating to racial abuse dated back to 2016.  LHR’s Wayne Ncube said:  “It’s problematic to have a high-ranking officer who has a criminal case against them not being suspended.  The people who laid a complaint have to work with him.  That is not normal, and we are concerned because it’s irregular as it makes it look like basic protocol was not followed.”

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