ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE

LISTEN | Top Cape cop denies being voice in alleged bribe recording

2019-10-14 15:00

One of the Western Cape’s top cops has denied he was the voice in a recording allegedly soliciting a bribe from Cape Town underworld figure Nafiz Modack.

IPID cases 'cover-up': McBride says Viewfinder exposé is 'misleading'

2019-10-10 20:51

Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) boss Robert McBride has criticised an exposé by Viewfinder, which found that the police watchdog had failed victims of police brutality by allegedly closing cases to improve statistics.

IPID responds to claims of premature closure of cases, says report expected 'within weeks'

2019-10-09 14:46

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is expecting a report on the premature closure of cases to manipulate performance statistics.

PICS | Dramatic scenes in Cape Town suburb as tactical response team surrounds alleged burglars

2019-10-07 12:04

Three men were allegedly caught in the act while burgling a house in an upmarket Cape Town suburb this weekend when police officers closed in on them.

IPID probes shooting of two cops suspected of KwaZulu-Natal post office robbery

2019-10-03 14:02

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has launched an investigation into the shooting of two KwaZulu-Natal police officers who have been accused of robbing a post office.

New FIC agreement set to speed up police investigations

2019-09-28 12:09

A new agreement on the exchange of information between the Financial Intelligence Centre and the SA Police Service is expected to speed up investigations and resulting arrests.

Winde's R1bn safety plan: 3 000 new law enforcement officers, 150 investigators

2019-09-19 15:49

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has acknowledged that his new safety strategy for the province will cost a lot of money – R1bn – but he says levels of crime have left him with no other choice.

INFOGRAPHIC | Crime stats 2019 by province

2019-09-13 05:22

Murder, sexual offences and other contact crimes rose in the past financial year across the country, but how do the stats look in your province?

Crime Stats: Murder of women down by 5.4%, but child murders increase in 2018/19

2019-09-12 11:10

The number of women murdered in the 2018/19 financial year in South African decreased, but the number of children murdered increased, Police Minister Bheki Cele has told MPs.

Strangled Cape Town teen: 5 months on, police still don't know who killed Connor Isaacs in his bedroom

2019-09-12 07:50

Fourteen-year-old Connor Isaacs was killed more than five months ago. But his family is still waiting for answers.

 

Free State cop 'rents out' her service pistol for R30 000 to pay debt

2019-10-11 08:07

A Bloemfontein police officer has appeared in court for allegedly renting out her service pistol in order to pay her debts.

Free State cop bust after falling for 'fake robbery' trap set by Hawks

2019-10-10 11:50

A Free State police constable has been arrested after the Hawks caught her out in a 'fake robbery' trap.

Budget constraints, understaffing and targets at centre of IPID woes - ISS

2019-10-09 06:06

Allegations that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been closing cases without proper investigation is no surprise says Dr Johan Burger, a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies.

Police arrest bird for being party to a robbery

2019-10-04 15:00

Jailbird took on a new meaning when Dutch police arrested the feathered creature in connection with a robbery last week.

Two police officers suspected of KZN Post Office robbery killed in shootout with cops

2019-10-03 10:17

Two police officers, believed to be part of a Post Office break-in in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal have been shot and killed after they opened fire on patrolling law enforcement officers.

Woman tells of ‘uncaring’ Mountain Rise cops

2019-09-27 14:53

A local woman has complained about the treatment she received from Mountain Rise police officers saying their “uncaring, rude attitude” is the reason people do not want to open cases.

Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks around the world are taking aerial photos of their equipment in a viral 'Tetris challenge'

2019-09-16 20:53

Emergency services around the world are "knolling" — laying objects flat to take photos from above — with all of the equipment in their vehicles.

Police say bank robberies are down 70% in South Africa. South African banks say they doubled.

2019-09-12 17:15

SAPS numbers show bank robberies to be extremely rare – and down sharply since last year. Data from the South African Banking Risk Information Centre shows the exact opposite.

Crime Stats: Murder up 3.4%, sexual offences rose 4.6% in 2018/19

2019-09-12 10:33

Murder, sexual offences and other contact crimes rose in the past financial year, the Portfolio Committee on Police has heard.

UPDATE: TV anchor and producer Doreen Morris opens intimidation case against Morningside resident

2019-08-28 05:37

Television anchor and producer Doreen Morris claims she was harassed when she pulled over on a public road to attend to an email on Monday.

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