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  1. LazyLion

    US Policeman on trial in death of 7 year old girl

    Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch. Now three years later, Officer Joseph Weekley...
  2. LazyLion

    Hawks launch manhunt after Robbery

    Police are searching for 10 men who robbed a Welkom, Free State, bank and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money on Tuesday, the Hawks said. Three armed men approached a security guard outside the bank on Stateway Road around 9am, Captain Stephen Thakeng said. They searched him and...
  3. LazyLion

    Police Dogs needed in KZN

    KwaZulu-Natal police asked the public on Tuesday to donate potential police dogs to the service. "Patrol dogs in the K9 units across the province are an integral part of policing and crime prevention," Colonel Jay Naicker said in a statement. The SA Police Service (SAPS) needed German...
  4. LazyLion

    Cops Appears for Student's Murder

    A policeman accused of shooting dead a student appeared in the Randfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday, said police watchdog Ipid. The case against the 30-year-old officer was postponed to June 3, when he was expected to apply for bail, Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid)...
  5. LazyLion

    Gang Report in WCape is a serious allegation

    Reports of collusion between police and criminals in the Western Cape are a serious allegation, the police ministry said on Thursday. "Should they be proven true, they could compromise and derail efforts of crime reduction, not only in the Western Cape but the whole country," spokesman Zweli...
  6. LazyLion

    Five of KZN's Most Wanted Arrested

    Five of the most wanted criminals in KwaZulu-Natal were arrested on Thursday, police said. "In the early hours of Thursday, police arrested five most wanted suspects aged between 28 and 83 (SUBS: CORR) who had terrorised the community in different policing areas," Captain Thulani Zwane said...
  7. LazyLion

    Farmers Arrested after catching alleged Rhino Poacher

    Three Limpopo farmers have been arrested for alleged attempted murder after apprehending a suspected rhino poacher, Beeld reported on Thursday. The three farmers, PP Mare, Chris Naude and Johannes van Zyl, were being held in the Gravelotte police cells, the newspaper reported. Their lawyer...
  8. LazyLion

    10 Metro cops battle to arrest taxi driver

    Johannesburg - It’s almost 10am and Joburg’s Bree Street taxi rank precinct is chaotic as usual. Three female Joburg metro police (JMPD) officers approach a minibus taxi parked at the intersection of Sauer and Gwigwi Mrwebi streets. The taxi driver reverses his vehicle just as the cops...
  9. LazyLion

    Two wounded in Springs Shootout

    An alleged armed robber and a policeman have been wounded in a shootout in Springs, Gauteng police said on Tuesday. Flying Squad members stopped at the Selection Park supermarket to buy refreshments around 4pm on Monday, Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said. "Unaware that a robbery was in progress...
  10. LazyLion

    Cops blow up Gupta gift

    North West - From dried fruit to chocolates from as far afield as North America, Asia and Australia. These were the goodies – packed in exotic containers – which accompanied standard invitation cards sent to the Cabinet ministers and other high-profile guests for the recent wedding of the...
  11. LazyLion

    Protests watched: Cwele

    An early warning system is in place to alert law enforcement officials to potentially violent protests, State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Tuesday. Delivering his budget vote speech in the National Assembly, Cwele blamed "socio-economic factors and the global economic slowdown"...
  12. LazyLion

    Limpopo cracks whip on Poachers

    A total of 31 people have been arrested for alleged rhino poaching in Limpopo this year, provincial police said on Tuesday. Colonel Ronel Otto said that during the arrests police seized 11 rifles, 128 rounds of ammunition, and several knives and axes. Four rhino horns and two elephant...
  13. LazyLion

    Death Toll Rises among Circumcision Initiates

    Eight boys have died after attending initiation schools around KwaMhlanga and Verena, Mpumalanga police said on Friday. "An investigation has been launched and a post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death," spokesman Colonel Leonard Hlathi said in a statement. He said...
  14. LazyLion

    Officers filmed taking bribes, performing sexual acts

    An East Rand policeman has been caught on video taking money from a man on whom a policewoman then performs a sexual act for money, it was reported on Friday. The video was recorded in a parking lot near the East Rand Mall, in Boksburg, at 3am on Saturday, Beeld reported. A copy was sent to...
  15. LazyLion

    Joburg Police Imposter Held

    A woman who pretended to be a police officer to solicit money from foreigners was arrested in Johannesburg on Wednesday, police said. Captain Katlego Mogale said the 42-year-old woman and an accomplice showed foreigners a police appointment certificate and demanded to see their passports...
  16. LazyLion

    Cops arrested for corruption in Free State

    Nine police officers were arrested, along with seven other people, for fraud and corruption at the Caledonspoort border post on Tuesday, the Hawks said. Spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko said of the seven, six were immigration officers and one an official from the health department. The...
  17. LazyLion

    Would-be Robber Thwarted by Chilli in Australia

    A quick-thinking worker at a takeaway food store in Sydney has stopped an attempted robbery by throwing a bucket of chilli at a would-be thief, leaving him with minor burns, Australian police said Monday. New South Wales state police said a man walked into the store on Sunday and ordered some...
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    Journalist assaulted by police in South Africa

    I see a big civil claim coming. Police saving an ANC councillor, from a angry mob, get snapped by newspaper photographer and decide to arrest him. http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2013/05/02/sanef-condemn-photographer-assault Clearly, the ANC big shot has a good relationship with the local...
  19. LazyLion

    Two North West Cops Held for Corruption

    Two North West policemen have been arrested for corruption and robbery, police said on Tuesday. The two, aged 29 and 33, allegedly entered two tuck-shops on Monday and demanded money from the owners, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said. "They allegedly told them [the shop owners] that they are...
  20. LazyLion

    "Professor" Fined over Police Uniform

    Kwaito star Mkhonzeni "Professor" Langa has been fined R3000, or one month in prison, for wearing a metro police uniform to the Metro FM music awards in February, it was reported on Tuesday. The Durban Magistrate's Court ordered that half of the penalty would be conditionally suspended for...
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