Police killings must be addressed: POPCRU

Authorities cannot turn a blind eye to the attacks on police. So says Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) spokesperson, Richard Mamabolo in the wake of a series of attacks on police officials, which it believes has become “a perturbing trend cannot be left unattended.” There is outright condemnation[…]

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Popcru lodges grievance after top cops demoted

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has lodged a grievance with national police management after the demotion of two seasoned Cape crimefighters. Major-General Jeremy Vearey and Major-General Peter Jacobs were informed by the national police head office last week about the change, without consultation. Vearey, the former deputy[…]

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Conditions at Pollsmoor disturbing: Popcru

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Saturday said they were “severely disturbed” by conditions at Pollsmoor Prison. The union called on the Department of Correctional Services to intervene and “speedily comply and ensure basic standards as articulated by the Bill of Rights”. In a statement, Popcru said[…]

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Popcru concerned by increased cop killings

A sharp increase in police fatalities since the beginning of the year has led to calls from the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) for an urgent redress into the countries firearms laws. The murder of a policeman in Mitchell’s Plain last week, shot in front of his young[…]

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Popcru to investigate police trainee mistreatment

A video has emerged online highlighting the extent of ill-treatment that police trainees are being subjected to. The video shows several cadets gathered around and eating out of a black refuse bin, due to stringent rules that bar them from bringing food into their rooms. The incident is amongst a[…]

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