ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE

Forget water - it's Chinese headlight torture

2014-08-11 07:41

We've all heard of 'Chinese water torture' - mythical or not - but now a police force in that country has come up with 'flashing headlights' torture.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

2014-07-23 09:49

A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Would that work in SA? News24 investigates.

DA welcomes new Gauteng top cop

2014-06-04 21:33

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Lesetja Joel Mothiba as the Gauteng police commissioner.

Provoking police disturbing - police body

2014-05-16 15:48

Striking mineworkers carrying dangerous weapons and provoking the police is disturbing, says the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Oscar trial: police make a mess

2014-04-01 05:00

It’d be funny if it wasn’t all such a tragedy. Evidence continued to emerge of a typical police omni-shambles in the Oscar trial, says CyberShrink.

W Cape police hopefuls to be paraded

2014-03-25 21:58

Those applying to the police in the Western Cape will this year be paraded before residents as part of the selection process, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Police: Peace forums not gunning for Amcu

2014-03-05 07:53

North West police have denied claims by Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa that a peace forum to prevent labour-related violence aims to discredit the union.

Young cricketer stabbed to death by father

2014-02-14 10:17

An 11 year-old boy has died of head injuries after being brutally attacked by his mentally ill father in Melbourne, Australia.

Drunk-driving blitz: 87 arrested

2013-12-30 11:00

A total of 87 drunk drivers were arrested in Gauteng from December 27 - 29, reports Gauteng traffic police. Acting transport minister Dikobe Benedict Martins warns drunk drivers that their "days are numbered" ahead of New Year celebrations.

SIU deputy head resigns

2013-11-14 15:25

Special Investigating Unit deputy head Faiek Davids has resigned, the unit says.

75 suspected drug dealers held in Khutsong

2013-11-10 22:22

At least 75 suspected drug dealers have been arrested in Khutsong, on the West Rand, in six days, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has told residents.

Mntambo feels the heat

2013-11-02 14:30

The heat is turning up on KwaZulu-Natal Community Policing Forum chairperson Desmond Mntambo, whose criminal record was exposed last week.

'Helpful' car tips fire gender row

2013-10-31 08:49

‘Don’t wear high heels while driving, don’t panic if you’re going the wrong way...' Beijing Police have released 'helpful tips for female drivers' but few drivers are convinced as the tips are discriminatory.

IPID to probe Phiyega claims

2013-10-29 19:45

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate will investigate allegations against national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, it says.

Top cop: 'Blue lights? Don't stop!'

2013-10-22 09:24

Being pulled over by a 'blue light' car can be fatal in South Africa - it could be filled with crooked cops. The police commissioner has told us what to tell you to do... DON'T STOP!

Oz cops blitz Angels' hangouts

2013-10-10 08:37

More than 700 armed police swooped on Hell's Angels clubhouses in Melbourne, Australia and laws are being drafted to ban motorcyclists riding in groups of three or more. What!

Top Johannesburg cop accused of racism

2013-09-25 09:54

A senior metro police officer in Johannesburg has been accused of racism and corruption, a report says.

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Cop assault caught on camera

2013-09-17 10:08

Three men have been caught on camera assaulting a police officer at a petrol station in Mankweng near Polokwane. Watch.

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Mpuma cops to get education

2013-08-28 22:39

More than 300 police officers in Mpumalanga do not have matric certificates.

BMW revives 'Mad Max' Interceptor

2013-08-22 11:15

Police want to target car thieves in a BMW Interceptor, just like Mel Gibson in Mad Max, terrorising the genteel Cotswold Hills - without the shoulder pads and clad leather, we hope.

Ford keeping an eye on the cops

2013-07-25 10:46

US police could get extra back-up from their cars - Ford’s rear surveillance system sounds an alarm, locks doors and rolls up windows.

Figure revised in top cops fraud case

2013-07-17 14:08

The amount two senior police officers are accused of stealing from a crime intelligence fund has been reduced, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court has heard.

KZN policewoman shot outside her home

2013-07-16 12:49

A policewoman has been shot dead outside her home near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

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SAPS sing for Mandela

2013-07-01 11:45

Watch as members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) sing for Nelson Mandela while on their way to the hospital where the former president is being treated.

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Dirty cops: 'Policing the police in SA'

2014-08-15 09:13

'The concept of dirty cops is nothing new but I cannot help feel that not enough resources are expended on policing the police,' writes Wheels24 reader JOE BLACK.

Family torn apart during Lwandle demolitions

2014-08-01 11:12

During demolitions on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, a mother was separated from her son and traumatised by police action.

Corrupt cops may have sold guns handed in during amnesty

2014-06-05 05:00
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An investigation into the possible sale of firearms handed to police during an amnesty period is under way, the Hawks have said, after 300 handguns were found at a house in Johannesburg.

Mpuma cops attacked

2014-05-21 17:32

Three policemen and a fourth man have been attacked by Nokaneng residents near Witlaagte in Mpumalanga.

DA advert misleading - SAPS

2014-04-26 08:07
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The photo used in the DA's televised election advert was misleading, police say.

Oscar trial: police make a mess

2014-03-31 11:55

It’d be funny if it wasn’t all such a tragedy. Evidence continued to emerge of a typical police omni-shambles in the Oscar trial, says CyberShrink.

Jozi hijack-syndicate busted

2014-03-14 11:01

Three men were arrested on Friday for alleged hijacking and possessing stolen property worth about R120 000 in Zola, Soweto, reports Gauteng police. What's more, police believe the men are part of a syndicate.

N1 blast: Truck owner says incident tragic

2014-02-28 10:42

A Zambian company which owns the truck that exploded on the N1 highway near Polokwane, resulting in the death of five people has described the incident as tragic.

Robocop to hunt drunk drivers?

2014-01-02 11:51

'Get sober, or be pulled over'... by Robocop? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has piggy-backed on the new Robocop film due to be released in February 2014. Watch the video!

McBride a seasoned SA patriot – ANCYL

2013-11-15 12:05
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Robert McBride has distinguished himself as a man who upholds law and order, the ANC Youth League says, adding it has faith in his leadership abilities.

Union: McBride nomination a disgrace

2013-11-13 19:44
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Trade union Solidarity has condemned as a disgrace the nomination of Robert McBride as the new head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Blue light protocol: A life-saver?

2013-11-05 13:52

"By following this guide, you will immediately improve your chances of survival if they are real police," writes Wheels24 reader DAVID VIGILANT in response to the 'blue light' protocol.

Senior KZN cop faces intimidation charges

2013-11-02 12:10

A senior Pietermaritzburg police officer is being investigated on charges of crimen injuria and intimidation, laid against her by an officer under her command.

Free State cop fined for assault

2013-10-29 22:47

A Free State warrant officer has been fined R10 000 or six-months imprisonment suspended for five years, for assaulting a woman at a petrol station, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.

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Khuli Chana shot by police

2013-10-28 09:37

Multiple award winning hip hop artist, Khuli Chana, was accidentally shot and wounded by police who incorrectly identified him as a kidnapper.

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'Dumbo' criminal hitches cop ride

2013-10-21 08:57

Police in a rural New Zealand town here have described an incident in which a man tried to hitch a ride home in a police car as 'a bit like Dumb and Dumber'.

Charged fraud cops not suspended

2013-10-02 20:38

Close to 900 police officers have been charged with fraud and corruption in the past financial year, but only 22 have been suspended from service.

Woman killed in deadly KZN police chase

2013-09-20 09:43

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the death of a woman following a car chase and shooting by police in Umkomaas, KZN.

Cop's alleged racism trial averted

2013-09-09 10:14

A settlement has been reached in a case involving the alleged use of a racially derogatory remark by one high-ranking policeman to another, a report says.

Labour law applied to criminal police

2013-08-27 19:15

Police officers with criminal records cannot be summarily dismissed, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Cope calls for blue light review

2013-08-12 11:53

A Parliamentary review of policy for the use of blue lights on state vehicles is needed following two incidents of blue-light abuse, reports the Congress of the People.

Cop crimes go unpunished

2013-07-21 10:11

Almost 9 000 police members face charges for crimes they are meant to prevent, but official statistics show that less than 100 of these will ever be convicted and punished.

Three KZN cops in court for assault

2013-07-17 12:07

Three policemen are appearing in the Durban Regional Court this week in connection with an alleged assault, the IPID says.

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Lunga Goodman Nono, a blind musician, was dragged through St. George's Mall by police in Cape Town. Scores of demonstrators came out to show support for the man. Watch.

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Police take bosses to court

2013-06-29 12:06

Eleven lientenant-colonels in charge of operations at OR Tambo International Airport have obtained a court order to stop their transfer from the border policing unit to several police stations in Gauteng.

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