According to the verdict delivered by magistrate Stanford Ngobola, Police were determined to kill the deceased.
According to the court, the police purposefully suppressed the identification of the police officer involved in the death following their investigations, an act he described as a “blue code of silence.”
The blue wall of silence, also blue code and blue shield, are terms used to denote the informal code of silence among police officers not to report on a colleague’s errors, misconducts, or crimes, including police brutality.
The code and police corruption stem from the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was known for using police officers to violently end strikes. Many members of the Ku Klux Klan were police officers who protected each other when conducting racist acts. This later gave rise to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the US, which gave new protections to the victims who had long suffered discriminatory policing. #OpenParlyZED #everyvotecounts #CageKillerCops #EndPoliceBrutality