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EXCLUSIVE | Police flouted internal policy in leaving slain cop Charl Kinnear unprotected

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The official police funeral of Anti-Gang Unit officer Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear took place in the Western Cape on Saturday, 30 September. Photo - Jaco Marais
The official police funeral of Anti-Gang Unit officer Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear took place in the Western Cape on Saturday, 30 September. Photo - Jaco Marais

Days after two men were apprehended with a hand grenade outside the home of murdered anti-gang unit detective Charl Kinnear; a new police policy - that cops whose lives have been threatened should be afforded immediate protection - was instituted. 

The protection, according to the policy seen by News24, was to be put in place while a threat assessment was conducted.

But when Kinnear was gunned down outside his Bishop Lavis home on the afternoon of 18 September, he was unguarded and alone.

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