Police officers fight over Mau in Abim

The anti-terror team deployed to guard Mao, whose commander is also said to be led by the ASP, intervened and prevented the fellow police officer from obstructing Mao’s convoy.

Mao’s campaign in the Rwampara region (file photo)

The anti-terror team deployed to guard Mao, whose commander is also said to be led by the ASP, intervened and prevented the fellow police officer from obstructing Mao’s convoy.

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On Wednesday, police officers engaged in a stampede and pulled each other out after a team based in the Abim region tried to block Democratic presidential candidate Norbert Mao.

In a widely circulated video clip, it all started when the field force unit police officers stationed in the Abeem area, who were led by an as yet unidentified police officer, with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in khaki uniform tried to stop Mao’s convoy.

The anti-terror team deployed to guard Mao, whose commander is also said to be led by the ASP, intervened and prevented their fellow police officer from obstructing Mao’s convoy. What kept pushing and pushing each other, until the police at Abim were overpowered and Mao’s parade continued.

In response to the incident, the Police Department said in a tweet: “We regret that the dispute occurred between two of our teams during the DP campaign in the Abim area. Officers were promptly summoned and replaced with the pending investigation of acts of professional misconduct by the Professional Standards Unit (PSU).”

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