Police chief says US intel did not warn of scale of Capitol riot

The acting head of the Capitol police will testify before a House committee as Congress continues to probe the violence. United States Capitol Police were aware of the possibility of violence from armed extremists when the Capitol was attacked by supporters of former President Donald Trump, but intelligence did not indicate the possible scale of […]

Two dead in shootout between Philippine police, narcotics agents

Two Philippine police officers were killed and one injured in an attack with a narcotics enforcement squad, following a bungled entrapment operation outside a busy shopping mall in Metro Manila, raising more questions over the continuing deadly drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte. The attack on Wednesday evening also injured three agents of the Philippine […]

US: Police will not face charges in Daniel Prude’s death

Grand jury votes not to indict police officers involved in arrest and suffocation death of 41-year-old man in Rochester, New York. The police officers involved in the arrest and asphyxiation death of an unarmed Black man in the US state of New York last year will not face criminal charges, the state’s attorney general announced […]

Ex-House security head: Intel said no need for troops before riot

FBI says it warned law enforcement of threat of the Capitol riot, planned in part on publicly available social media. Former US House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving denied on Tuesday authorities had rejected having the National Guard deployed at the US Capitol on January 6 because it might look bad, saying the intelligence did […]

Ahmaud Arbery memorialised a year after killing sparked movement

Tuesday marks the first anniversary of the day Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two white men armed with guns as he ran through their neighbourhood in Georgia, and those close to Arbery are planning a vigil to memorialise and celebrate his life. Arbery’s killing occurred as the United States was settling into COVID-19 lockdowns. Authorities […]

US police, paramedics erred before Elijah McClain death: Inquiry

Police and paramedics made several errors during the 2019 stop in Colorado of 23-year-old Elijah McClain that led to the unarmed Black man’s death, a report by independent investigators released on Monday said. Police had no legal basis to stop McClain, who was walking home from a convenience store, to search him, or to use […]

Dreaming of Zimbabwe: Stories from the diaspora

Nearly 24 years ago, Lance Guma came face to face with a gun. A man had followed him out of the main post office in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, before attempting to provoke him into an argument. Lance was 22 years old. Lance remembers the gunman threatening to pull the trigger before shrugging and telling […]

Georgian police storm opposition party offices, detain its leader

Georgian police have stormed the party offices of opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him days after the prime minister resigned after a disagreement over whether to take the prominent politician into custody. Live television footage showed Melia, the leader of the United National Movement (UNM), the country’s main opposition party, being dragged from his […]

Myanmar police kill 2 in bloodiest day of anti-coup protests

At least two people have been killed and several wounded in Myanmar’s second city of Mandalay when security forces opened fire to disperse people protesting against the country’s military coup, according to emergency service workers and other witnesses. The deaths on Sunday marked the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of large demonstrations against […]

Myanmar Police Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2

The police in Myanmar opened fire on protesters in the city of Mandalay on Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 10, witnesses said. The shootings occurred as the authorities were trying to force workers back to their jobs at a local shipyard. They were among hundreds of thousands of laborers across Myanmar who have […]

Three separate Kabul explosions kill 5, wound 2: Afghan police

It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts but a majority of attacks in recent months have been sticky bombs. Three separate explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least five people and wounded two others amid a surge in violence in the war-torn country. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said the first […]

US Capitol Police investigating 35 officers for roles in riot

Law enforcement and military are among more than 100 people charged by federal authorities in relation to January riot. Thirty-five US Capitol Police officers are being investigated for their actions during the January 6 riot at the Capitol, and six of those have been suspended with pay, the police department said in a statement on […]

Spain protests: Woman hit by police rubber bullet ‘loses eye’

The woman was reportedly injured during clashes between police and demonstrators, who are protesting a rapper’s imprisonment. A woman has lost an eye amid protests in Spain over the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasel – demonstrations that have seen police fire rubber bullets and baton-charge demonstrators, according to reports. The woman was reportedly hit […]

Denmark: Man imprisoned for coughing, shouting ‘corona’ at police

The incident took place when the country was under full coronavirus lockdown. Denmark’s Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced a man to four months’ imprisonment for coughing at two police officers while shouting “corona” during a routine traffic stop in March last year. The incident, which took place when the country was under full coronavirus lockdown, […]

After Rapper’s Arrest in Spain, His Supporters Clash With Police

Protesters in Madrid and Barcelona clashed with the police on Wednesday over the arrest of Pablo Hasél, a popular rapper who had barricaded himself in a university to evade a prison sentence for violating Spanish laws restricting speech. Mr. Hasél was arrested on Tuesday in Lleida, a city west of Barcelona, after he failed to […]

Biden says no to ‘defunding the police’

US President would put more money into local policing to hire more diverse officers and train them better for the job. United States President Joe Biden said that instead of defunding the police, a main demand of the protest movement that erupted last year following the death of a Black man in police custody, he […]

LAPD probes ‘cruel’ George Floyd photo, murder trial weeks away

A report that Los Angeles Police Department officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has prompted an internal investigation and drawn blistering condemnation as authorities in Minnesota prepare for the trial of the police officer charged for Floyd’s murder. LAPD chief Michel Moore […]

Why Indian police arrested a 22-year-old climate activist

Disha Ravi has been charged with sedition for creating and sharing an online document to support the ongoing farmers protest in India. Indian police have arrested a 22-year-old activist linked to Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg and charged her with sedition, saying she created and shared an online document to support the ongoing months-long […]

Spanish police arrest rapper convicted in free speech case

Officers in riot gear storm Lleida University, in northeastern Spain, where Pablo Hasel had barricaded himself in. Spanish police have stormed a Catalan university to arrest a rapper who barricaded himself inside after he was sentenced to jail on charges of glorifying “terrorism” and slandering the crown and state institutions. Pablo Hasel and dozens of […]

Philippines police raid targets displaced Indigenous students

Rights groups, activists and academic institutions have condemned Philippine authorities following a raid targeting Indigenous Lumad students who sought shelter at a Catholic university after being forced from their homes because of fighting between the military and communist rebels. Monday’s roundup, which the government insisted was a “rescue operation”, is seen as part of President […]

Cyprus police use tear gas at rally against graft, COVID curbs

Police in Cyprus have fired tear gas and used water cannon in rare skirmishes with protesters rallying against corruption and restrictions imposed over the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of protesters on Saturday gathered at a park in central Nicosia where they were surrounded by dozens of police officers in riot gear. Several groups including left-wing and […]

Sharjah Police Launches ‘First Remote Doctor’

Sharjah Police Launches ‘First Remote Doctor’

  SharjahSharjah Police General Command, on behalf of Al-Gharb Compliance Police Station, launched a “remote doctor” initiative in collaboration with Kuwait Hospital in the UAE. The scheme will provide medical advice and awareness services to detainees in connection with criminal or traffic cases through smart applications. It aims to strengthen the precautionary and precautionary measures […]

Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shooting

Activists called for protests after reopening of Lekki toll gate where security forces shot at demonstrators in October. Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos. Rights group Amnesty International […]

SARS is no more, but Nigerians say police abuse still here

Lagos, Nigeria – Ahmed* and three of his friends were returning from a colleague’s birthday celebration at midnight on February 5 when their car was stopped by four police officers at Ketu bus stop in Lagos. What initially seemed like a routine check quickly took a turn for the worse. “I parked the car and […]