ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE

Taxpayers cough up R1bn for payouts in cases against the police

2015-07-27 12:42

Taxpayers have coughed up more than R860 million over the past six years for payouts following civil claims against members of the South African Police Service.

Tobacco giant gets free police protection

2015-07-19 16:34

Despite profits of R81bn a year, British American Tobacco has enjoyed escorts from highly trained police officers – free of charge – to ensure cigarettes are delivered safely

Bid to improve how police interact with media

2015-07-17 08:09

THE South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) is hoping to change how the police interacts with the media, with talks between the two at an “advanced stage”.

Minister’s daughter scores top job

2015-07-12 06:44

The daughter of a deputy minister has landed herself a top job at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, apparently without having the required qualifications and experience.

eThekwini cares about its police dogs, municipality insists

2015-06-19 19:08

The eThekwini Municipality says it cares about its police dogs and has denied allegations that there is insufficient food for the canines.

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.

Killer cop to be sentenced

2015-06-01 18:58

It is an aggravating factor that a policeman who was obliged to protect and serve, should murder the woman he was in a relationship with, the Pietermaritzburg High Court has heard.

McBride’s disciplinary hearing postponed

2015-05-21 14:26

The disciplinary hearing of suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride over a controversial report on the rendition of Zimbabweans has been postponed to July.

NPA boss Nxasana ‘wants R6m’ to leave

2015-05-17 15:21

Embattled NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana wants millions in a golden handshake and two of his rivals out of the prosecuting authority before he will agree to leave, NPA sources have revealed.

 

Gauteng police suspend oversight function of CPFs: DA

2015-07-19 18:15

The Gauteng police commissioner has suspended the oversight functions of all community policing forums in the province.

Riah Phiyega to feel Ipid’s wrath

2015-07-19 15:00

Ten months after Police Minister Nathi Nhleko was instructed to institute disciplinary action against national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega, his office is staying mum on why such action has not been taken.

The police unit Cosatu delegates didn't see

2015-07-14 09:23

While a minimal police presence was visible to Cosatu delegates, there were five police vans and one armoured Nyala at the far end of the estate, says Terry Bell.

Top cops deny fraud, theft charges

2015-07-02 21:29

Two former police crime intelligence unit officials have pleaded not guilty in the Pretoria Regional Court to charges of theft, fraud, and corruption.

Durban cops refuse charity for police dogs

2015-06-16 09:38

A charity wanting to help Durban's police dogs has found that their support for the canines was unwanted.

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.

One up on slow cops

2015-06-02 09:25

FRUSTRATED by slow police ­response times, Pietermaritzburg ­residents have taken matters into their own hands, using cellphones as their first line of defence.

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.

Top cop charged alongside Mdluli and Barnard

2015-05-20 12:03

Former police major general Solomon Lazarus has been charged with five counts of corruption and one of theft in a case that will be joined to that of former colleagues Richard Mdluli and Heine Barnard.

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