A constable from the Local Criminal Records Centre in Sandton was arrested along with a civilian employee from the Linden police station, said Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale.
Makgale said the constable had been working as a crime scene expert and had attended crime scenes since January. However, he failed to register the results into the evidence register and process the reports.
“When it was time for those exhibits to be used as evidence in court he was unable to. This led a team of investigators from the national investigation unit to the constable’s room in the police barracks,” said Makgale.
“His room was searched and exhibits and crime scene reports, which were not processed and never entered into any of the relevant registers, were found there.”