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Botswana police deny xenophobi
GABORONE – The Botswana Police Service has denied a report carried in The Zimbabwean of November 30, 2006) headlined “6 000 Zimbabweans beaten in Botswana”.

Supt Witness K. Bosija, the service’s deputy public relations officer, dismissed the article as an attempt “to tarnish the cordial relationship that exists between Botswana and Zimbabwe”.

He insisted that the police service placed a high value on human rights “as articulated in the United Nations Charter”, and denied that the Special Support Group (SSG) of the Botswana Police Service dealt with cases of violence an... Read more

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Police Assoc condemns axing of

The Police Association has condemned a move by Victoria Police to scrap the Armed Offenders Squad.

The move comes only months after it was revealed that some of its members were under investigation by the Office of Police Integrity (OPI).

The Armed Offenders Squad is being replaced with a new group called Taskforce 700 or Taskforce Emerald.

In announcing the change, Assistant Commissioner Simon Overland would not comment on an OPI investigation into claims of assault and intimidation of suspects by some members of the squad.

"We think there's a different and better way to deal with armed offending and we're now putting those arrangements in place," he said.

Police Association secretary Paul Mullett says it is a sad day for Victoria Police.

"It's an even sadder day for what is a very proud squad," he said.

He has also condemned a move to dock the pay of around 60 officers who walked off the job for several hours in protest against the changes.


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