ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE BRUTALITY

Police brutality cause for concern - Mchunu

2014-03-27 20:19

KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu says allegations of police brutality at the Glebelands Hostel, near Umlazi, south of Durban, are a matter of concern.

Cape cop held for attempted murder

2014-03-11 07:02

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has arrested a constable and a civilian for assaulting a man who was now in a coma.

Cape cops arrested for brutal attack

2014-03-08 17:00

The two police officers who allegedly kicked and punched a naked man in Cape Town have been arrested.

Cops probing new police brutality incident

2014-03-07 13:21
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Western Cape police are probing an incident of alleged police brutality, after a woman filmed two policemen beating a naked man outside her office in Cape Town.

Mpuma cops deny torture claims

2014-02-27 21:03

Police officers investigating a muti murder involving a 6-year-old Mpumalanga girl have denied torturing one of the accused into confessing to the crime.

Mthethwa: SA's riot police best

2014-02-07 18:37
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South Africa's public order policing units are among the best in the world, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

People will revolt against police - Malema

2014-02-04 07:26
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EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that people will rise up against the police if they continued to shoot innocent people, according to a report.

Mthethwa defends police training

2014-01-30 18:08

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has defended his officers as being well-trained, in the wake of recent clashes between communities and the police in Limpopo.

DA condemns Limpopo protest killings

2014-01-29 16:30

The DA in Limpopo has condemned the fatal shooting of two protesters by police in the province.

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Deadly police force timeline

2014-01-29 11:39

The injury and death of civilians at the hands of the police continue to make headlines. Have a look at this interactive timeline of police violence in SA.

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Mothutlung ammo raised at Marikana inquiry

2014-01-28 14:08

Police evidence, given previously, stating that the use of shotgun pellets had been discontinued since 2006, has been questioned at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Cop in court for protester's murder

2014-01-27 18:20

A policeman accused of shooting dead a Durban Deep protester has appeared briefly in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Durban Deep community: No bail for police

2014-01-27 12:01

Bail should not be granted to four police officers appearing in connection with the fatal shooting of a Roodepoort protester, a Durban Deep community spokesperson says.

Durban Deep killing deliberate - family

2014-01-23 20:30

The family of a man shot dead, allegedly by a policeman, in Durban Deep in Roodepoort on the West Rand believes he was killed deliberately.

Sanef wants probe into photographer's death

2014-01-23 16:33

The SA National Editors Forum says police should probe the shooting of a photographer, allegedly by police and an alleged assault on a journalist by police.

HRW report on SA police 'subjective'

2014-01-22 07:26

The Human Rights Watch 2014 World Report was "generalising and subjective" in its assessment of South Africa’s police force, the ministry says.

Journalist assaulted by cops over photos

2014-01-20 16:45

A Daily Sun journalist has been assaulted by police after taking photos of them allegedly accepting a bribe in Rustenburg, North West, the newspaper says.

SAPU shocked by decline in policing

2014-01-17 05:30
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The SA Police Union says the quality of policing in South Africa is dramatically declining.

Calls for independent probe into protest deaths

2014-01-16 17:57

Cosatu in the North West has called for an independent investigation into the killing of Mothutlung residents during protests near Brits.

Policewoman filmed assaulting man

2014-01-16 12:36

A police constable faces possible suspension after a video clip of her allegedly kicking and poking a suspect with an iron rod was posted on YouTube.

Another Mothutlung protester dies

2014-01-15 12:18

Another resident of Mothutlung, near Brits, has died after he allegedly tried to escape from a moving nyala armoured vehicle, North West police say.

Cops function with apartheid mentality - ANCYL

2014-01-14 20:09
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The ANC Youth League says police have continued to function with an "apartheid mentality" when maintaining public order and while conducting general police activities.

North West protester killings condemned

2014-01-14 14:43

North West’s human settlements and public safety portfolio committee has condemned the killing of two protesters, allegedly by police, in Brits.

4 cops arrested after suspect dies

2014-01-06 07:16
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Four police constables have been detained after a man they had arrested for drunken driving died in custody, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.

Cops breach rubber bullets order - DA

2013-11-19 22:07

The DA says Gauteng police are still using rubber bullets on protesting crowds despite a standing order put into place two years ago prohibiting their use.

 

Nigeria outraged by 'merciless beating' by cops

2014-03-13 17:53
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Nigeria has protested the "merciless beating" of one its nationals by South African police and has demanded that the perpetrators be punished.

Cape Town cops granted bail

2014-03-10 22:27

Two policemen accused of assaulting a naked man have been granted bail by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Cape Town cops suspended over attack

2014-03-07 18:25
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The police officers who allegedly kicked and punched a naked man in Cape Town will be suspended pending an investigation.

Cop protester killing case postponed

2014-03-05 13:25

The case of a police officer accused of shooting dead a protester has been postponed in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Woman gets R50 000 after assault by cops

2014-02-17 16:23

An Msinga woman who claimed she was assaulted while in police custody, has been awarded R50 000 by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

It's not easy policing protests - top cop

2014-02-05 14:16

The public must refrain from being "armchair critics" when it comes to how the police deal with protests, Gauteng acting commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba says.

Protesters' killings barbaric - SACP

2014-01-30 22:15
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The shooting of two protesters, allegedly by police, in Relela, Limpopo, is an act of barbarism and savagery, the SA Communist Party says.

Man shot by cops 'just wanted to see Malema’

2014-01-30 10:20

A Limpopo widow whose husband was killed by police in Relela near Tzaneen says all he wanted was to meet Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.

Deadly police force timeline

2014-01-29 11:46

The injury and death of civilians at the hands of the police continue to make headlines. Have a look at this interactive timeline of police violence in SA.

Khayelitsha Commission told of homophobic cops

2014-01-28 21:06

Some police officers at station level in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are homophobic, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cop accused of protest shooting gets bail

2014-01-28 12:43

A policeman accused of shooting dead a protester in Durban Deep last week has been granted bail in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Popcru to defend unfair dismissals of cops

2014-01-27 16:17

Popcru has vowed to challenge unjustified dismissals of any of its members, after six police have been suspended following the deaths Mothutlung protesters.

Cops arrested for killing Roodepoort protester

2014-01-24 08:31
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Four police officers have been arrested for the fatal shooting of a protester in Roodepoort, according to Gauteng police.

Deadly police force - timeline

2014-01-23 19:54

Amid calls for murder charges to be brought against police for the 2012 Marikana shootings, the injury and death of civilians at the hands of the police continue to make headlines.

Roodepoort protester killed by cops

2014-01-23 13:12

Gauteng police have confirmed that a Roodepoort protester was shot dead after allegedly rushing towards a police vehicle and ignoring warning shots.

IPID, police to probe protest deaths

2014-01-20 21:06

North West police says the killing of four people during a protest in Brits over access to water is being investigated in two probes.

R2K: Mothutlung a symptom of police brutality

2014-01-20 14:23

The deaths of four people in Mothutlung was "a symptom" of increasing police brutality and growing attacks on the right to protest, the Right2Know campaign says.

SAHRC to probe protest deaths

2014-01-16 20:30

The SAHRC says it will investigate the deaths of three people in Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, following violent protests about water shortages.

Army deployed to Mothutlung

2014-01-16 16:55

The SA National Defence Force says the military will help provide water to Mothutlung near Brits.

IPID to investigate third protest death - Mthethwa

2014-01-15 18:20

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has tasked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to include the third death following the Mothutlung protests in their investigations.

Locals: Cops threw protester from nyala

2014-01-15 09:16

Following the deaths of two protesters, North West police are facing claims that they assaulted another man who had taken part in the protest and left him critically injured.

Outrage over protester killings

2014-01-14 17:59
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The Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution is outraged by the killing of two protesters allegedly by police in Mothutlung in Brits, North West.

North West cops await bail finding

2014-01-14 13:43

Six North West police officers accused of robbery will know this week if they will be granted bail.

Little trust in SA police - survey

2013-12-04 13:17

One in 10 young South Africans trust the police, according to a new survey by a consumer rights company.

Cato Manor cops' case postponed

2013-11-18 14:22

The case against 28 police officers of the Durban Organised Crime Unit has been postponed.

 
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