Law Enforcement

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 07:20
Judges throw out convictions of 74 military police previously sentenced for murdering 111 inmates. The Sept. 27 decision has also reignited concerns about police brutality in a country with one of the highest levels of killings by police in the world.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:13
Allegations linking police to systematic extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of suspects a biased, palpable misrepresentation of facts and lack objectivity, the government has said.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 09:45
Police killings of Kenyans are on the rise, a Kenyan newspaper said on Sunday, as it published the country's first comprehensive database detailing hundreds of such alleged killings in the past two years.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:04
According to a recent report by Adalah, a legal rights group, Israeli airport staff regularly violate Israeli law by subjecting Arab passengers, including Israel's own Palestinian citizens, to strip searches and other degrading procedures.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:54
Honduras is looking to double its National Police within the next six years, an ambitious yet questionable plan given previous underwhelming attempts at police reform and the perennial issue of corruption.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:12
Security forces in Bangladesh are deliberately shooting members and supporters of opposition parties in the leg, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday that compared the acts to "kneecappings" once meted out by the Irish Republican Army.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:25
Levels of common crime in Mexico such as robbery and extortion fell in 2015 from the previous year, while Mexicans stepped up spending on measures to protect against delinquents, according to the National Statistics Institute’s annual crime survey published Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:36
An internal investigation alleges that 81 police officers in Honduras, including high-ranking officials, have been working for an MS13 gang leader and participated in horrific crime sprees that include the massacre of 12 people at a pool hall.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:15
Two years after 43 students were disappeared by police officers in collusion with a criminal group in Mexico, there have been no convictions, progress in the investigation has stalled, and compelling evidence points to an obstruction of justice in the case.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:12
International human rights officials are demanding an investigation into the brutal sexual assaults of 11 Mexican women during protests a decade ago — an inquiry that would take aim at President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was the governor in charge at the time of the attacks.