ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE BRUTALITY

Mido Macia trial to continue

2015-08-03 05:26

The trial of nine former Daveyton policemen accused of killing Mozambican minibus taxi driver Mido Macia is expected to continue in the High Court in Pretoria.

No reason for Macia to be in cells, court hears

2015-07-31 13:20

There was no reason for Mido Macia, the Mozambican taxi driver dragged behind a police van, to be in the Daveyton police station cells, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Macia died in police cell, stone's throw from clinic

2015-07-29 21:34

Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia was left to die in the Daveyton police cells by the officers who had arrested him, even though there was a clinic across the road from the police station, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Macia assaulted, disarmed police officer - defence

2015-07-29 15:44

Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia assaulted and disarmed a police officer before being dragged down a street by a police van, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

New twist in Cato Manor 'hit squad' saga

2015-07-15 13:20

New indications of irregular interference have emerged in the prosecution of the so-called “Cato Manor Death Squad”, with an allegation of a tacit instruction from then police minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Man found dead in Daveyton police cells

2015-06-02 14:05

A Mozambican man has been found dead in the police cells at the Daveyton police station.

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Case against woman who 'assaulted police' withdrawn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The case against a woman who allegedly assaulted police who tried to stop her from filming them has been withdrawn in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.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

 

Macia's brain injuries alone could have killed him - pathologist

2015-07-31 14:58

Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia might still be alive if he had received timeous medical intervention, the high court has heard.

I made a mistake implicating officer in Macia case - witness

2015-07-30 20:45

A key witness in the State's case against nine police officers accused of killing Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia has admitted in court that he had made a mistake in implicating one of the officers in the case.

Half-naked Macia hit in police cells - witness

2015-07-29 16:59

A half-naked Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia was struck with an open hand while handcuffed in the Daveyton police cells, after he was dragged down a street behind a police van, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Testimony of state witness challenged in Macia case

2015-07-29 13:15

Defence lawyer Marius van Wyngaardt has called into question the testimony of Mahlatse Sekwati who recorded a video showing part of the confrontation between Mido Macia and the police.

Illegal arrest: women to get R95 000 each in damages

2015-06-30 10:27

Judges of appeal in Pietermaritzburg have upheld a decision to award R95 000 in damages to each of three women who were illegally arrested, detained and maliciously prosecuted in the Kwandengezi, Pinetown, area in 2009.

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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