COPS on charges: Almost 2 000 cases

2008-08-10 00:00

Between April 2006 and March 2007, 1 787 criminal cases against police officers were reported to the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD):

• 251 were common assault

• 530 assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm

• 198 attempted murder

• 24 rape and seven indecency assault.

ICD spokeswoman Dikeledi Phiri said KwaZulu-Natal had 197 criminal cases during the period. The 2007/2008 statistics will be released early next month and seems set to rise.

“KZN seems to be the worst offender according to what we have right now,” said Phiri.

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