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Day: 16 Sep 2021

Confronting police corruption

CONFRONTING POLICE CORRUPTIONOct 19, 2020Police corruption manifests itself in a variety of ways, ranging from ‘petty’ and administrative types of corruption, to the criminal infiltration of the state, state capture, and other forms of political corruption.Common examples of police corruption:Asking for and/or receiving a bribe,The disclosure of classified official information (i.e. information in a criminal…

Abuse of power by the police

ABUSE OF POWER BY THE POLICEOct 14, 2020Common examples of abuse of powerAbusing official capacity for personal gainBrutality or violence towards individuals / communitiesSexual assault by a police officer, whether the police officer is on or off dutyYou have a right to:Have your dignity respected and protectedNot be deprived of freedom arbitrarily Not be detained…

Protests

PROTESTSNov 4, 2020A protest is known in law as a ‘demonstration’ or ‘gathering’. Section 1 of the Regulation of Gatherings Act defines ‘demonstration’ as any demonstration by one or more persons, but not more than 15 persons, for or against any person, cause, action or failure to take action; and defines ‘gathering’ as any assembly,…

Arrested? know your rights

Oct 14, 2020Arrests refer to an action carried out by a ‘peace officer’ (magistrate, police official, or any other person declared as a peace officer) in terms of the provisions of the Criminal Procedures Act.You have a right to:Be informed by the official making the arrest of the reason for your arrest,Be shown the warrant…

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