Former member of PE gang task team in court for defeating the ends of justice
A secret affair with a wanted gangster led to the arrest of a former member of the Port Elizabeth gang task team for defeating the ends of justice. While pretty Detective Constable Alicia Beeming, 32, appeared alone in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court yesterday, her alleged former lover has evaded jail on all 18 occasions he has faced various charges.
The state claims Beeming kept silent about her relationship with suspected Upstand Dogs gang member Hans Jordaan, 32, while she was being used as a specialist investigator into gang activity in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas, a hotbed of gang violence.
Beeming allegedly also kept mum on his whereabouts when her unit was searching for him in connection with an attempted murder charge related to a gang shooting in 2014.
The prosecution said she had failed to inform her commander, Captain Mike Grobler, about their relationship.
Beeming was stationed at the Humewood police station detective branch before being transferred to the SA Police Service gang task team on April 1 2014.
Between then and March last year, she attended top-secret meetings in which gangs, Port Elizabeth’s rampant gang activity and wanted gang suspects – including Jordaan – were discussed.
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