Citizen claims assault by traffic police officers

Jordan

Published: 2019-02-24 11:26

Last Updated: 2019-02-24 13:04


Citizen claims assault by traffic police officers
Citizen claims assault by traffic police officers
Roya News Source

A Jordanian citizen claimed on Saturday, February 23, 2019, that he has been assaulted by three traffic officers in Mafraq Governorate, north-east of Amman.

The Director of the Public Security Directorate (PSD), Fadel Al-Hamoud, ordered to open an investigation into the incident in order to take the most severe legal measures against the three officers, if the incident was proven to be true.

Upon investigation conducted by the Public Prosecutor in Mafraq Security Directorate, the incident was later discovered to be fake, as the prosecutor listened to the testimony of five passers-by and those who were present at the time of the incident in the surrounding shops, the media spokesman for the PSD said, adding that their testimonies about the incident showed that the citizen, who claimed that he has been assaulted by three traffic police officers, first shouted at one of the officers, insulted him and pushed him to the ground.

One of the witnesses confirmed that the claimant beat one of the officers and assaulted the other, who was trying to resolve the situation, adding that an officer pushed the claimant back into the ground as a reaction.

The citizen continued screaming out loud in the street, deliberately fell into the ground, made a phone call to the PSD, claiming that he has been assaulted, and called the ambulance.

Testimonies also indicated that he then got up and kicked a police motorcycle belonging to one of the officers, and caused damage to it.

The media spokesman added that two of the traffic police officers have been referred to a hospital for treatment and received medical reports which indicate that they have been injured in the incident, pointing out that the citizen and the witnesses will be referred to court to take legal measure against the claimant.