Police Track driver identified as Constable Benon Matsiko who knocked Besigye supporter was arrested Monday 22/August
Matsiko, attached to Kira Road police station while driving a police patrol van last month knocked a supporter of Besigye.
Police instituted inquiries in response to a video footage that emerged of a police pick-up, appearing to have knocked and brushed Dr Besigye’s supporter to the roadside.
While a ddressing media at Police headquarters in Naguru, Kaweesi said the driver’s arrest took long because the video footage provided by NTV was not clear but that police doesn’t tolerate misconduct of its officers.
“The alleged victim, who is still unidentified, was maliciously charged and kicked at by another unidentified man with a helmet and in civilian attire, whom many claim to be part of security. The video by a civilian journalist was kept quiet until when it was released yesterday by the media, from a previous public order incident, with traces of alleged police brutality, for which disciplinary court hearings were taking place,” said former Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga.
According to Enanga, the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) reviewed the video and “is trying to identify the victim, the police pick-up, its driver and car commander, which officers will have to be suspended from operational duties, pending outcome of the investigations. It will in addition, use the video to justify evidence of professional misconduct by selected officers undergoing disciplinary court processes.”