ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE BRUTALITY

Questions mount over India police's 'fake encounters'

2015-04-16 11:29

Rights activists say that evidence is mounting in cases of 'fake encounters' - a commonly used term in India for staged confrontations in which police execute unarmed suspects and later claim it as self-defence.

Journalists sue police for abuse in Ferguson protests

2015-03-31 09:37

Four journalists arrested while covering racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last year have filed a lawsuit claiming they were battered and falsely arrested by police.

Disabled Cape Town man: Cop told me to ‘voetsek’

2015-02-16 14:41

A Cape Town mother has laid a charge against police after her son, who is physically disabled, was allegedly assaulted by a police officer at the weekend.

Cato Manor cops case postponed

2015-02-11 15:09

The matter against 27 detectives from the now disbanded Durban Organised Crime Unit has been postponed in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

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Thanks to CCTV and cell phone footage, many cases of police brutality and corruption have been made public in 2014. We recap five instances in which police officers were caught unawares on camera.

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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.

 

Calls mount for US police to wear body cameras

2015-04-10 05:45

Americans are pushing for more police to wear body cameras after an officer shot dead an unarmed man running away from a traffic infraction.

Case against woman who 'assaulted police' withdrawn

2015-03-11 10:05

The case against a woman who allegedly assaulted police who tried to stop her from filming them has been withdrawn in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

No answers two months after man’s police custody death

2015-02-16 10:03

The mother of a Pretoria man who was shot and killed in police custody is still searching for answers two months after his death.

Turkish policemen get 10-years for killing protester

2015-01-21 13:57

Two Turkish policemen have been jailed on Wednesday for at least 10 years over the killing of a teenage protester during 2013 demonstrations against the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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

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

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.

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