Police Brutality

Call for Vanuatu police chief to reinstate officers suspended over brutality claim

A chief from the Teouma area, just outside Port Vila, George Natau, said the allegations have arisen after the officers arrested some youths who had been terrorising the area.

He has acknowledged that police brutality cannot be accepted but he said the commissioner must also take into account the rights of the more than one thousand people who live at Teouma.

He said these young people, arrested last Thursday, had been sought by police since last year.

Chief Natau said they have threatened women and children in the public road.

Alleged police brutality in Fiji investigated

Police said they are aware of a social media post by the deceased who had outlined how he was allegedly assaulted by 'a civilian'.

Ilaisa Batai claimed he was taken in a police vehicle following the incident.

In his post on 10 August, Batai also claimed he was informed by Nausori police officers that the civilian was a police officer.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said they were awaiting results of a post-mortem examination to ascertain the cause of Batai's death last week.

Millions in Nigeria placed under curfew as violence spreads

A number of people are reported to have been shot at a protest in Lekki, a suburb of the city.

A 24-hour curfew planned for Lagos, a key commercial hub and Africa's most populous city with an estimated 20 million residents, was delayed to allow commuters to return home.

Other regions are now imposing curfews.

Following reports of widespread violence across Nigeria, the city of Jos and Ekiti state said curfews would come into force later on Tuesday.

Teen arrested in shooting deaths at Wisconsin protest against police brutality

The city of Kenosha has been rocked by civil unrest since Sunday, when police shot Jacob Blake, 29, in the back at close range. The incident, captured on video, has reignited protests over racism and police use of force in the United States.

The third night of protests in the city erupted in gunfire shortly before midnight, prompting some elected officials to call for a reinforcement of National Guard troops or the deployment of federal law enforcement officers.

Myanmar to investigate Rohingya beating video

The government said the incident, filmed by a police officer, happened in the restive Rakhine state in November.

There have been repeated allegations of abuses against the Muslim minority in Rakhine, with some saying the state's actions amount to ethnic cleansing.

Officials have previously said security forces are following the rule of law.

The state is closed to journalists and investigators, making it difficult to independently verify the allegations.

Man films 'police brutality', ends up helping

But what the incident captured instead wasn't the worst aspect of police brutality, but the best example of officers and citizens banding together.


The takedown

Plano, Texas, police Detective Jon Hoffman was sitting at a red light when he saw a man run out of a 7/11 carrying a plastic donation jar full of cash.

Hoffman, dressed in plain clothes but wearing his badge and gun, caught the man and pinned him to the hood of his car.

A struggle ensued and a crowd started gathering.