Policing

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 06:29
Amnesty International accused a Nigerian police unit on Wednesday of torturing suspects and demanding bribes to free them - allegations dismissed by the police.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:43
Mexico has widened its investigation into the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala in 2014 to examine the role of federal and state police, a federal prosecutor said.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:44
Mexico’s human rights body said on Thursday that the country’s police force carried out 22 extrajudicial executions on a ranch in Tanhuato in the western state of Michoacan in May 2015.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:27
In Ukraine journalists who have challenged the authorities, veered from the government’s narrative on the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the east, or reported from separatist-held territories have found themselves in the crosshairs of coordinated online attacks carried out by hypernationalist trolls and bots -- attacks that in some cases have been supported, at least verbally, by high-ranking government and security officials.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 06:44
In a move that critics say will “further undermine transparency,” Egypt’s parliament on Aug. 9 approved amendments to the police authority law that bar police officers — including those who are retired — from providing information to the media without prior authorization from the Interior Ministry.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:44
Clashes between criminal gangs and security forces during the Olympic Games continued to simmer in pockets of Rio on Thursday, with police officers being ambushed on patrol in one large slum, while a military-style operation took place in another.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:40
Uzbekistan’s upper house of parliament is due later this month to consider long-awaited legislation outlining the rules and responsibilities of the police force.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 06:57
In violence that recalls the country's Dirty War, 27 people were killed in three cities between 2011 and 2015 at the hands of an alleged police death squad.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 06:55
A massive roundup of high ranking MS13 gang members by El Salvador authorities targeting the financial structure of the gang also netted a self proclaimed activist and former gang member whose human rights work documenting alleged police abuses has many questioning the prosecution’s motives.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
If the Jamaican poor feel like they are being hunted by the police, they are not exaggerating. The human rights group Amnesty International states that Jamaica has one of the world’s highest rates of fatal shootings by the police. According to the document Human Rights Watch World Report 1989, between 1979 and 1989 the police killed a yearly average of 208.3 Jamaicans, which was quite startling when compared with the annual figure of 700 people murdered by the cops in the United States. During that period, America’s population was 100 times larger than Jamaica’s.

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