ARTICLES RELATING TO SAPS

Cops search for duo in decades-old murder case

2015-06-27 22:55

Almost 20 years after the murder of a young author, police have identified two men who may be able to assist in the investigation.

‘We didn’t hear from a single Marikana police officer’ – analyst

2015-06-26 21:03

An ISS Africa political analyst says there are two glaring gaps in the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre, particularly the lack of first-hand accounts from police officers on the ground.

Phiyega to respond to Marikana findings next month

2015-06-26 08:21

The SA Police Service says it will make no public pronouncements about the Marikana inquiry report, but police commissioner Riah Phiyega will respond to the outcomes of the report by the end of July.

Police lied to Marikana commission: findings

2015-06-25 19:42

The Marikana commission has suggested that the SA Police Service lied about its tactical plan to disperse striking mineworkers on August 16 2012.

Specialist police sniffer dogs lead to 215 arrests

2015-06-21 10:05

There are only 30 biological, body fluid detection canines in the country, but these specialist police dogs who can detect even a pinprick of blood have found over 700 samples in the last year.

Top cop’s husband gets a leg up for job

2015-06-15 10:34

Doubts raised about the KZN police commissioner accused of favouring her husband for a trip to China – and ‘manipulation’ of the interview process on his behalf.

SA cops 'more lethal than American counterparts'

2015-06-12 13:30

South Africa's police force is more lethal by far than its American counterparts, GroundUp reports. South African cops are also six times more likely to die in the line of duty.

Heads roll following Alex police station shooting

2015-06-10 20:42

Gauteng police commissioner Lesetja Mothiba has suspended three police officers at the Alexandra police station after one policeman unlawfully obtained a gun and shot and killed his girlfriend, her uncle, their neighbour and another police officer at the station.

Police must pay woman R50 000 for accusing her of prostitution

2015-06-03 14:10

The police have been ordered to pay a woman R50 000 in damages after they falsely accused her of being a prostitute, her lawyer says.

UJ research team rejects SAPS accusations

2015-05-30 23:37

A University of Johannesburg report on police crowd control has incurred SAPS wrath, but the research team is standing by its report.

 

Police constable in dock after two colleagues shot

2015-06-27 15:41

A police constable will appear in the Sterkspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder of two of his colleagues.

Marikana police 'planned for bloodshed' – analyst

2015-06-26 17:57

An ISS Africa political analyst says the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre shows police ignored their legal responsibility to avoid violence at all costs and "planned for bloodshed".

Krecjir: Two suspects nabbed for allegedly trying to kill witnesses

2015-06-25 20:35

A task team set up to investigate cases linked to Radovan Krecjir has arrested two men for conspiracy to kill witnesses, police say.

6 steal police van while being escorted to court

2015-06-24 08:49

Six awaiting-trial prisoners have escaped after overpowering a police officer while being escorted to court, Limpopo police say.

Storm brews over SAPS ‘tea club’

2015-06-21 06:19

A storm in a teacup – or rather a storm over a tea club – is brewing at the Babanango Police Station in Zululand in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

Richard Mdluli milks the system

2015-06-14 06:34

Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli is still enjoying all the perks of his job, having earned R4.2m while on suspension.

Lamoer case postponed

2015-06-12 10:38

The case against suspended provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer and five others will now be heard in the Western Cape High Court.

Online syndicates using emotional people as pawns

2015-06-09 15:13

The SAPS electronic crime unit says syndicates are preying on people's emotions online to extract money or use them as pawns in criminal enterprises.

'Nothing done' about intimidation case against Mdluli, court hears

2015-06-01 18:42

An intimidation case was opened against former police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli by his ex-lover's husband, but nothing was done about it, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Cops arrested after suspect escapes

2015-05-29 15:28

Two police officers have been arrested for allegedly aiding a woman being held for murder to escape custody.

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