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Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Overhaul and align laws on use of force

Guidelines can’t regulate the police and military’s use of lethal force and will, in the end, be subordinate to bad legislation

Why calling the police is not an option for me

Brutality at the hands of those meant to protect us is just too common in our society and is mostly targeted at poor, black people

Khosa judge: Restore people’s trust

The Defence Force and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate now say their inquiries into the death of Collins Khosa are not complete

They protested for food – the police fired rubber bullets

Excessive use of force by the security forces during the Covid-19 pandemic has overwhelmingly been experienced in poor communities

Mapisa-Nqakula: Investigation into Khosa’s death almost complete

The defence minister said allegations in court papers that she had violated people’s rights had no basis in law

Khosa family demands an end to abuse of power

The family of Collin Khosa — allegedly killed at the hands of SANDF and JMPD members — want the president to explain how he will ensure this never happens again

Inner-city raids: criminal police conduct violates residents’ privacy and dignity

Residents of 11 buildings in Johannesburg have challenged the constitutionality of the raids they were subjected to in the high court

What is normal in a big, bad world?

"I felt compassion for the fact that they are cops in Johannesburg and, to them, this is a normal way to treat another human".

Mbalula delivers crime stats, vows to crack down on ‘lazy’ police efforts

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released the crime statistics on Tuesday, revealing that robbery is the highest it's been in a decade.

‘Orange cops are bad, blue cops are good’

An anti-rape campaigner says metro police officers pulled her off the N1 and gang-raped her

Armed JMPD officers ‘harassing’ evicted informal traders

JMPD says it knows nothing about the alleged harassment of traders and resultant goods confiscation by cops during Operation Clean Sweep.

JMPD investigated for illegal blue light cavalcade

Police are probing the Johannesburg metro police for allegedly using an unauthorised blue light convoy to escort the Zimbabwean police commissioner.

Metro police claim MP tried to flee

The Johannesburg metro police has denied that officers crashed into an MP's car and insulted her, the New Age reported.

Jo’burg metro in denial about corruption

The City of Johannesburg has welcomed allegations made against metro police officers in a Corruption Watch report.

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