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Cops stonewalling police watchdog in wrongful shooting case

Four months after two McDonald's employees were wrongfully shot in Blue Downs, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) says officers have yet to provide statements in the case.

During a high-speed chase in March, police officers shot at a taxi transporting McDonald's staffers, which they allegedly thought was being used by a group of robbers.

In a similar incident in February, police officers allegedly opened fire on a taxi in Dunoon, killing a Nando's staffer, as they believed the vehicle had been used in an ATM robbery.

Acting Ipid spokesperson, Robbie Raburabu, says that both investigations have yet to be concluded.

According to Raburabu, technical reports and police statements are still outstanding in the Dunoon case.

He says that police officers implicated in the Blue Downs investigation have refused to co-operate with Ipid officials.

Some members of the police are very reluctant in giving our investigators their statements. They said they're going to consult with legal representatives...We have been waiting.

Robbie Raburabu, Acting Ipid spokesperson

In addition, forensic reports and autopsy findings are also still outstanding.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Listen to two shaken witnesses describe the scene at the shooting in March:

WATCH: High speed police chase ends in fatal shooting

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