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Cop suspended over granny assault

2014-12-04 13:20

A Cape Town sergeant has been suspended pending an investigation into a video of a grandmother being assaulted.

Police outraged at latest brutality incident

2014-12-03 18:31
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Western Cape police are outraged at the latest incident of brutality caught on camera, after police were filmed manhandling a Cape Town granny.

Alleged looters shot dead by police

2014-12-03 12:33
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Two alleged looters have been shot dead and 10 others were wounded in a clash with police in Bizana in the Eastern Cape.

IPID must probe cop in assault investigation - DA

2014-11-24 17:55

The DA has asked IPID to investigate the alleged criminal conduct of a detective responsible for investigating the assault of a 52-year-old woman.

Woman alleges cop raped her - after reporting gang-rape

2014-11-19 12:03

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the alleged rape of a 20-year-old woman by a Western Cape police officer just a day after she was allegedly gang-raped.

Macia case postponed to 2015

2014-10-15 21:08

The trial of nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia has been postponed to July next year.

Cops, Chana hug and make up

2014-09-10 14:17

The police officers who shot and wounded musician Khuli Chana hugged him and apologised outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Senior cops ask to meet over Chana case

2014-09-09 14:37

The trial of two police constables accused of shooting at musician Khuli Chana has been adjourned for a second time by the Randburg Magistrate's Court because senior police officers had asked to meet about the case.

Cops in court for shooting at Chana

2014-09-08 11:24

Two police officers accused of shooting at musician Khuli Chana has appeared briefly in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Case opened against Gauteng metro cops

2014-09-01 09:32
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A criminal case has been opened at the Edenvale police station against two Ekurhuleni metro police officers who allegedly shoved and punched a motorist and his wife, Gauteng police have said.

Ex-Cape Town cops appear on assault charges

2014-08-18 13:26

The case against two former police officers who allegedly kicked a naked Nigerian man has been postponed because a lawyer for one of the accused has not been given financial instructions.

Foreigner found dead after police raid

2014-08-05 11:10

A foreign man has been found dead in Rustenburg after he was allegedly assaulted by police during a drugs raid, North West police say.

Police accused of beating woman to death

2014-07-14 13:00

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the death of a woman who was allegedly beaten by police while looking for information about her husband.

EFF: Gauteng police assaulted members

2014-07-01 14:43
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Gauteng police assaulted two members of the EFF when they were forcefully removed from the provincial legislature chamber because of wearing inappropriate clothing, the party claims.

Police minister ordered to pay damages

2014-05-27 08:59

The police minister has been ordered to pay damages to a company director who was kept in a police cell despite being released on bail, according to a report.

Trial date set for police brutality case

2014-05-23 20:20

The trial date has been set for two former police officers filmed kicking a naked Nigerian man in a street in the Cape Town CBD.

Cop appears for assaulting rape victim

2014-05-21 21:03

A KwaZulu-Natal policeman accused of assaulting a woman reporting a rape has appeared in the Umbumbulu Magistrate's Court.

Mthethwa welcomes Icasa decision on DA ad

2014-04-26 18:10

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed a decision to uphold a complaint by the SAPS regarding a DA election advert that contains a photo of a police officer shooting rubber bullets.

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.

 

Almost 2 000 view video of alleged cop assault

2014-12-03 22:44

A video showing a Cape Town grandmother being assaulted, allegedly by police, has been viewed nearly 2 000 times on YouTube.

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The alleged manhandling of a Cape Town granny has been caught on camera after police assaulted her in full view of the community. WARNING: Graphic footage

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Glenister loses Hawks case

2014-11-27 16:21

The Constitutional Court has dismissed Hugh Glenister's application, with costs, for leave to appeal a high court's refusal to declare provisions of the SAPS Amendment Act unconstitutional.

House arrest for ex-cop over vagrant assault

2014-11-21 22:18

A former police officer with 25 years' experience has been placed under house arrest for a year for his involvement in an assault on a naked Nigerian man in a street in the Cape Town CBD.

Cop in dock over KZN road rage shooting

2014-11-06 12:38

A policeman has appeared in court in connection with the alleged road rage shooting of a KwaZulu-Natal man, who remains in a critical condition in hospital.

6 policemen sentenced for assault

2014-10-09 05:00

Six police officers guilty of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, have been sentenced by the Lydenburg Magistrate's Court, Mpumalanga police say.

Chana shooting: Case withdrawn against cops

2014-09-10 12:55

The case against two police constables accused of shooting musician Khuli Chana has been withdrawn in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Shooting accused cops skip court

2014-09-09 11:10

A prosecutor has been left furious after a defence lawyer and two policemen accused of shooting at musician Khuli Chana failed to turn up in court.

Blind Cape Town busker awarded R300K

2014-09-06 10:37

A blind street musician beaten up by Cape Town authorities has been awarded R300 000 in a civil claim.

Pretoria female vendors allege police harassment

2014-08-21 12:08

Female members of informal traders’ organisation, the Tshwane Barekisi Forum, have accused the Tshwane metro police of targeting them and robbing them of their only source of income.

Former Cape cops in court for brutality case

2014-08-18 05:44

Two former police officers filmed allegedly kicking a naked Nigerian man are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Cop filmed beating suspect dismissed

2014-07-23 11:11

A Pretoria police constable has been dismissed after being filmed assaulting a man and swearing at him during questioning, Gauteng police say.

8 cops fired over Macia murder

2014-07-03 21:01

Eight of the nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia have been fired, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Cape cops in court for brutality case

2014-06-27 18:10

Two former police officers filmed allegedly kicking a naked Nigerian man have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Mido Macia trial resumes after six-month delay

2014-05-26 08:41

The nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia are expected to appear in the Delmas Circuit Court after a six-month adjournment.

Former Cape Town cops in court

2014-05-23 09:05

Two former police officers are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court in connection with a video of a naked man being assaulted.

Cape Town cop dismissal welcomed

2014-05-15 13:01

Dismissing a Cape Town policeman accused of assaulting a naked man sends a clear message on desired police conduct, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

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
87 comments

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
224 comments

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.

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