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'Drunk' cop crashes SAPS vehicle into pole

The police officer allegedly crashed a SAPS van into a poleA police officer was bust for 'drunk driving' in Eastridge. Picture: SuppliedBottles were …

Police official allegedly raped woman in cells

Cape Town - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Monday confirmed that it was investigating the rape of a 20-year-old woman at …

Former cop jailed for shooting protesters

Pretoria - Former Klipgat public order unit policeman, Hyde Mophosho, who fired shots into a group of protesters outside Brits in January 2014, …

Ex-Hawks captain’s assets seized over ‘black dollar’ scam

Cape Town – A court in Cape Town granted an asset forfeiture order on Tuesday against a former Hawks captain who was jailed last year for 10 years …

Cape cops accused of drug dealing, corruption

Cape Town – Three police officials appeared in a Cape Town court on Monday, in two separate cases, facing various charges including corruption and …

Top sleuth for Nando’s killing

Cape Town - Forensic expert David Klatzow has been hired by Nando’s to probe the police’s shooting of their staff.<p>The incident occurred last week as …

‘SAPS obstructing probe into Marikana’

Parliament - The police were obstructing investigations flowing from the recommendations of the Farlam commission of inquiry into the Marikana …

Corruption

Report lifts lid on police brutality

Johannesburg - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has presented another damning report against the police in Parliament over the …

Citizens CAN film cops - R2K

Pretoria - Civil rights organisation Right2Know (R2K) has urged the leadership of the police to issue a clear message to its members that citizens …

Court hears of cop’s ‘span bou’ demand

Cape Town - A police official, eager to attend a police “span bou” or team building, kept nagging a hapless suspect in a crayfish-related case for …

Cop sues SAPS for ‘agony’

Durban - The Pietermaritzburg public order police unit allegedly inflicted agony and humiliation on a crime intelligence captain, the high court …

Crime

Phiyega, generals declare war

Johannesburg - Sparks are expected to fly as suspended national police Commissioner Riah Phiyega and several senior generals embark on a fight-back …

Cops cheer senior officer’s death

Durban - The killing of a controversial Durban metro police senior manager triggered widespread celebrations in the corridors of the unit on …

Crime

Marikana families sue Ramaphosa

Johannesburg - The families of South African striking miners shot dead by police at Lonmin's Marikana mine in 2012 have issued a court summons for …

Phiyega under fire - again

Parliament – Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega on Wednesday found herself in an even more precarious position following the release …

Corruption

Shoot trigger-happy thugs, union tells cops

Durban - Reacting to the shooting of a KwaZulu-Natal police constable at the weekend, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has urged …

SAPS generals in firing line

Deputy commissioner Lieutenant-General Nobulele Mbekela Picture: Siyanda Mayeza.KZN commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni.Former …

Court project takes action against 70 cops

Cape Town - The Department of Community Safety’s court watching briefs project has resulted in at least 70 cases of disciplinary action against …

Another police shooting caught on tape

Johannesburg - A second video showing Gauteng police officers shooting at a man has surfaced, this time an unarmed man in Thokoza Park, Soweto.<p>During …

Phiyega’s 'Operation Takedown' probed

Acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane Picture: Oupa MokoenaSenior Superintendent Vish Naidoo and Director Selby …

Cops in dock for drug dealing

Cape Town - Two police constables who were involved in a swoop on a house where cannabis plants were cultivated, appeared in court on Wednesday, both …

Joburg underworld: top cops implicated

Johannesburg - A Gauteng man claims he handed over crucial information to the police top brass that could have led to the arrest of the killers of …

Police tried to cover up execution

Parliament - Police top brass have admitted they were caught off guard by the “cover-up” of the police killing of Khulekani Mpanza, a suspected …

Cops in dock for killing injured suspect

Johannesburg - Four police memberswill appear in court on Tuesday to face murder charges a day after they were arrested and suspended for their roles …

Traffic cop rips into motorist

Johannesburg - “I can do whatever,” a police officer screams at a Pretoria motorist as the heated argument between the two escalates into …

Cape cop arrested with tik

Cape Town - A police constable from the Table View police station has been arrested for possession of tik, Western Cape police said on Thursday.<p>The …

‘Phiyega support a threat to Zuma’

Parliament – The highly controversial media statement by the country’s nine provincial police commissioners in support of now suspended national …

SAPS in hot water over parly security

Parliament, Cape Town – Police top brass will be summoned to Parliament next week to explain how it handled protests over university fee increases …

Zille hints at cover-up by top cops

Cape Town - Details about why a case focusing on a former Crime Intelligence cop has become part of a political row may soon emerge when the matter …

Phiyega’s protégé bites the dust

Johannesburg - Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale seems to have become the first casualty of the fallout following the suspension of national police …