"Members of the Portfolio Committee expressed concern over the alleged use of excessive force by JMPD officers while restraining an alleged drunk driver to draw blood samples from her. The incident is alleged to have taken place at the Douglasdale police station over the past weekend," said the committee on Tuesday.
A video has emerged showing a woman screaming inside an office with people in uniform around her.
The committee acknowledged and welcomed the decision by the City of Johannesburg to institute an internal investigation into the matter and called for the city to take decisive and swift action should it be established that the officers acted against the law.
"The committee calls on law enforcement officers to be cautioned not to infringe on the rights of civilians while performing their duties, as some actions may be viewed as a serious violation of human rights as entrenched in the Constitution of the country," said chairperson of the committee Mapiti Matsena.
(With Inputs from South African Government Press Release)