Tensions ran high at the Albert Park Metro Police Station on Monday when over 100 striking Metro Police officers clashed with senior city officials after they downed tools and had the station on lock down on Monday.
The gates of the premises were chained by the protesting group who confronted senior city officials as they used a bolt cutter to gain entry into the property. It is alleged that the striking officers are fed up with apparent victimisation, blatant racism and favouritism at the station spurring them to embark on the strike.
Operations at the biggest Metro Police station in Durban was halted whilst the striking officers and officials faced off in light of the group’s grievances and actions. The Albert Park station serves part of the Durban Central precinct as well as surrounding areas like Glenwood, Umbilo, Sydenham and Clare Estate.
According to reports, Metro Police head, Steve Middleton, met with union representatives on Tuesday to find a resolution to the issue.
The Glenwood Weekly Gazette contacted Metro Police head, Commander Steve Middleton, for a comment but he was in a meeting at the time of going to print.