Police detains own officer over killing suspect
A senior police officer under Old Kampala Division has been arrested on allegations of shooting dead a rape suspect.Mr Cristopher Maswele, an Assistant Supretendant of police (ASP), who is the officer-in-charge of Lugala Police Station, is in detention at Old Kampala Police Station on allegations that he shot Ali Ambayo from Lugala in Rubaga Division.The police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan region, Mr Patrick Onyango, said Ambayo was alleged to have raped a woman in Lugala on Wednesday.“The police officers went to arrest the suspect after the rape victim narrated the incident to police...
Fatal police shooting of a man armed with a knife in Lancaster, Pa., was justified, prosecutors say
PHILADELPHIA — The fatal police shooting of a man who ran toward a Lancaster police officer armed with a knife was justified, the Lancaster County district attorney’s office has ruled.“The officer had no time or opportunity to do anything but run for his life and only resorted to lethal force when he confirmed an imminent threat to his life remained,” District Attorney Heather Adams said in a statement.The Sept. 13 shooting of Ricardo Munoz, 27, happened after Munoz’s sister called 911 to report that her brother was being aggressive toward his mother and was trying to break into her house.The ...
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Nakapiripirit police officer killed in ambush
Security forces are investigating the death of a traffic police officer in Nakapiripirit District who was reportedly killed by suspected armed Karimojong.Fahad Talyaura was reportedly shot on Sunday at about 9pm while taking his wife to Moroto Regional Referral Hospital.Mr Gerald Twisimye, the Mt Moroto regional police commander, said the couple fell in an ambush mounted by armed people between Nabwin Agricultural Research Institute and Lokali bridge, bordering Moroto Nakapiripirit and Napak districts.Mr Twisimye said two armed suspects were wearing clothes similar to uniforms of the Local Def...
Texas officer charged over shooting of Black man
Houston (AFP) - A white police officer from Texas faces murder charges after shooting dead a Black man reportedly trying to break up a fight, authorities said Tuesday, in the latest case of alleged wrongful killings by US police.Shaun Lucas is accused of gunning down unarmed Jonathan Price, 31, on Saturday night in the small Texas town of Wolfe City, 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Dallas.Lee Merritt, a lawyer for the victim's family, said that Price had intervened when he saw a man attacking a woman, and that Price raised his hands when police arrived.The Texas Department of Public Safety rele...
Protest leader slammed for allegedly racist comment at Ethiopian officer
Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Amir Haskel, head of the Black Flag anti-corruption protest movement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was heavily bashed on Tuesday as a video of him from August criticizing an Ethiopian police officer based on her race arose."I brought your parents here from Ethiopia, are you not ashamed?" Haskel asked in the video, referring to large-scale operations held by the IDF throughout his early years of service in order to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel."The moments that are shown in the video are moments that a number of young and strong officers shoved me and cursed at ...
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Extortion by legal officer in ‘pastillas’ probe an isolated case, NBI assures senators
Extortion by legal officer in ‘pastillas’ probe an isolated case, NBI assures senatorsKristine Joy Patag(Philstar.com) – October 5, 2020 – 2:41pmMANILA, Philippines — National Bureau of Investigation Officer-in-Charge Eric Distor said Monday that the arrest of one of the bureau’s officers for extortion over its probe into the “pastillas” scheme is an isolated case.During the Senate panel’s deliberation of the Department of Justice and its attached agencies’ budget for 2021, Sen. Koko Pimentel said he wanted to praise the NBI for its work, but noted that one of its legal officers was recently a...
Dubai officer honoured for refusing Dh250,000 bribe
DubaiAn officer at Dubai Municipality was honoured for his honesty for rejecting a bribe of a quarter of a million dirhams.Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, applauded the dedication and honesty of Rashid Al Muhairi, who refused to be paid a bribery equal to Dh250,000 for entering and disposing illegal water loads to Jebel Ali Station.The UAE currently ranks as the 21 least corrupt nation out of 180 countries, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived le...
Lumad school disputes photos of ‘ambush demonstration’ posted by Army officer
Lumad school disputes photos of ‘ambush demonstration’ posted by Army officerMANILA, Philippines — Photos that a military official claims show a demonstration of how to ambush troops were from a skit performed by students for a school program, Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development, Inc. in Lianga, Surigao del Sur said.In a Facebook post, Army Col. Harold Cabunoc said that the photos were proof of the “NPAzation of the lumads”, or the supposed recruitment of Manobo youth into the New People’s Army, a long-standing accusation against Alcadev and other Lumad scho...
Hong Kong police deploy to mountaintop as officer claims Lion Rock gathering is ‘unauthorised assembly’
Pro-democracy protesters shone lights atop Hong Kong’s iconic Lion Rock on Thursday night despite police deploying to the Kowloon mountaintop. After thwarting National Day protests in Causeway Bay, officers at the popular hiking destination claimed the gathering to be an unauthorised assembly.Around a hundred people climbed up to Lion Rock peak on what was also Mid-Autumn Festival. Some of them waved flashlights, laser pointers and a flag that read “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times” – a phrase declared to be illegal by the government.Entrances to Lion Rock Park were sealed off a...
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Airman in PMA shooting mentally stressed, say cops
FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, Philippines — An officer of the Philippine Air Force was reportedly suffering from mental stress on Tuesday when he fired an Armalite rifle indiscriminately inside his barracks at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) here, killing a soldier and wounding another, police and academy officials said on Wednesday.Airman Second Class Christopher Lim showed “disturbing behavior” and had been barred from accessing his government-issued firearm before the attack at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, said Police Col. Allen Rae Co, Baguio City police chief.The suspect had assumed he was ...
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