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30 Kenyan Police Killed in Ambush

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in northern Kenya have killed at least 30 police officers who were hunting for cattle rustlers. Kenyan police say the officers were ambushed Saturday as their truck drove through the remote northern Baragoi district. Search and rescue teams found 11 bodies on Saturday and another 19 the next day. Nine survivors of the attack […]

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China: Ex-Police Chief Doesn’t Contest Charges as Trial Ends

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief at the center of a major Communist Party scandal did not contest charges against him Tuesday as his trial ended in the central city of Chengdu. Wang Lijun is accused of defection and abuse of power related to a February incident where he fled to a U.S. consulate with details […]

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China: Ex-Police Chief Doesn’t Contest Charges as Trial Ends

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief who revealed details about a major Communist Party scandal did not contest charges against him Tuesday as his trial ended in the central city of Chengdu. Wang Lijun is accused of defection and abuse of power related to a February incident where he fled to a U.S. consulate with details […]

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China Continues Trial of Controversial Ex-Police Chief

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of an ex-police chief who revealed details about a major Communist Party scandal has resumed in the central city of Chengdu. The official Xinhua news agency says Wang Lijun stood “open trial” Tuesday for bribe-taking and bending the law for selfish ends, following a “closed-door trial” Monday on charges of defection and abuse […]

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China Opens Trial of Controversial Ex-Police Chief

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has started the trial — in secret — of the controversial former police chief at the center of the country’s worst political crisis in decades. Wang Lijun went to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu in February, divulged the murder of a British businessman and implicated the wife of his boss, senior politician Bo Xilai, […]

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Protests Erupt in California Over Police Shootings

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tensions are high in Anaheim, California, because of a handful of fatal shootings involving police officers this year. Protesters tossed rocks and bottles at police Tuesday night, after they were shut out of a city council meeting, where city officials were discussing the shootings. The police responded by firing non-lethal bean bags Some angry demonstrators […]

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Study: Pakistan Must Reform Police

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study says Pakistan needs to overhaul its police force to make it more effective in the fight against growing violence. The report, to be issued Monday by the U.S.-based Asia Society, urges Pakistan to step up police training and invest in better equipment. It also calls for reforms to reduce corruption within the […]

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Pakistan Chief Tells Police to Lose Weight

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of police officers in Pakistan are being told to lose weight or stay behind a desk. The top police commander in Punjab province, Habibur Rehman, has given 175,000 of his officers until the end of the month to shrink their waistlines to less than 96 centimeters. Otherwise, those deemed too fat will not receive […]

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British Police Risk Pay Cuts Under New Fitness Proposal

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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British police officers may have to prove their fitness on an annual basis or risk taking a pay cut. The proposal is part of a report commissioned by the government that found men and women overweight. The author of the report, attorney Tom Winsor, surveyed 11,500 officers and staff at London’s Metropolitan Police, and discovered […]

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Nigeria Police Chief Decries Police Corruption, Abuses

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s new police chief has said that members of the force routinely commit extra-judicial killings, jail innocent people, and demand bribes. During a speech Monday in Abuja, the acting inspector general of police, Mohammed Abubakar, said the police force had “fallen to its lowest level.” The new chief said police anti-robbery squads have become “killing […]

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