For 20 years ministers in charge of the police have been telling them to beat up or kill criminals
Allegations of torture highlights the importance of the new national preventive mechanism and the need for independent custody monitoring
The Independent Complaints Directorate has dismissed Anni Dewani murder accused’s claims that he was assaulted or tortured while in police custody.
South Africa’s men and women in blue have been behaving like violent criminals and there is a rot developing within our policing bodies.
Justice is on the horizon as 12 Hawks members are charged with the torture, assault and murder of Sidwell Mkwambi, three years after his death.
The Independent Complaints Directorate is investigating 51 cases against the disbanded Durban Organised Crime unit over death squad allegations.
Widespread allegations of manipulated crime statistics have risen in Paarl but the police officers responsible will probably get away with it.
The ICD will investigate a case of police brutality in Vaalwater, Limpopo after cellphone footage of an officer assaulting a suspect surfaced.
The independent police watchdog is getting a new name and greater powers to hold unruly, heavy handed and criminal policemen to account.
The public protector is awaiting word from Justice Minister Jeff Radebe over whether they will be allocated more funds as opposed to last year.
The Independent Complaints Directorate has confirmed the arrest of a student constable accused of killing a teenage boy in Soweto.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for a speedy investigation into the alleged shooting of a Soweto teenager by a police officer.
Suspicion surrounds the circumstances that led to a man under arrest dying in hospital.
The lease for the ICD building was signed by Roux Shabangu, even though the building was owned by his former partner, Japie van Niekerk.
Property tycoon Roux Shabangu has joined other voices in a public effort to validate the deal.
The public protector has begun her probe into the Independent Complaints Directorate’s lease deal with controversial businessman Roux Shabangu.
The police’s Independent Complaints Directorate was sent packing by MPs on Tuesday after pleading ignorance on the inflated cost of its new offices.
A building leased to the Independent Complaints Directorate has been fingered for a fourfold leap in directorate’s bill.
Roux Shabangu says he will cooperate with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela should she probe another lease agreement involving him.
The deadly force by police in Durban that left six criminals dead has reignited concern about the alarming levels of police violence in KwaZulu-Natal.
Police brutality has become more prevalent at service delivery protests in the past two years, the Independent Complaints Directorate said on Tuesday.
When a population is afraid of its own protectors, all the factors contributing to police-on-civilian violence must be examined.
The Independent Complaints Directorate has said it is investigating an estimated 6 000 cases against the police.
According to statistics provided by the ICD, the South African police force is the most violent it has been in more than 10 years.
The ICD has cleared the police over the Sutherland, Karoo, shooting of French fugitives Philippe Ménière and Agnes Jardel.
French fugitives Philippe Meniere and his wife, Agnes Jardel, committed suicide, the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) said on Thursday.
The eight policemen accused of killing protester Andries Tatane were refused bail in the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday, the ICD said.
Questions have been raised about how quickly the prosecuting authorities will act against officers fingered by the Independent Complaints Directorate.
The fall-out from February’s violent service delivery protests in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, continues.
A cellphone clip of police brutalising a resident during the Ermelo uprising backs up torture claims.
Two police officers who attempted to arrest a photographer are to be investigated for assault, the Independent Complaints Directorate.
The ICD is conducting ballistic tests on confiscated firearms belonging to the French fugitives shot in the Karoo.