Happening Elsewhere, Other Jurisdictions

West Pokot, Kenya

Police officers allegedly cause grievous bodily harm while effecting an arrest, reports, Nation Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

A General Service Unit Officer is Guilty of Rape – Court

Nairobi, Kenya

The Star Newspaper cites Kenya among top violators of human rights violations in the world, quoting an Amnesty International report, with police killings and enforced disappearances dominating.

Ghana.

Kenya Police killed 167 people in 2021, reports Modern Ghana, quoting Amnesty International

Do criminal gangs operate within the ranks of the police in USA, The Reuters reports

Nairobi, Kenya

The Star Newspaper reports – The toll-free line, 0800730999, is manned by personnel at the Police Headquarters, Directorate of Gender and Child Protection Unit, who can respond to queries at any time, on Sexual and Gender Based Crime and, in the unexpected event the officers there mishandle your case, you can report to other agencies including the Independent Policing Oversight Authority

Kisii, Kenya

A man dies in custody at Etago police station, Kisii County reports Citizen TV

Uasin Gishu, Kenya

A man dies during a police operation, reports KBC

Arlington, Virginia, USA

Police Oversight in Arlington County, State of Virginia is on spotlight. Read the raging debate as reported by;

TransNzoia, Kenya

High incidence of suicides and homicides within the police Service continues to raise alarm, and demand for psycho-social support, reports Kenya News Agency.

USA

Shaila Dewan, a national reporter and editor covering criminal justice issues at New York Times, writes on a training designed to make police officers stop covering illegal actions committed by the colleagues

Minneapolis, USA

Three Police officers that were charged with murder and violating civil rights of George Floyd, have been found guilty.  Reports France 24, News.

Nairobi, Kenya

Uncertainty surrounds the plight of police officers in need of psycho-social support after a private developer claimed ownership of a premier health facility offering therapy to members of the National Police Service, reports the Star Newspaper.

Naivasha, Kenya

Two officers have been suspended and seniors reshuffled over the shooting to death of a fisherman in Naivasha, reports the Standard.

An autopsy revealed that the fisherman was shot five times at close range.

Migori, Kenya

The Standard: The life of a police officer attached to Migori police station who shot his wife 16 times in an apparent murder-suicide.

Austin, Texas, USA

Nineteen (19) police officers are facing lengthy jail terms after they were indicted for their actions during an operation to control protesters in 2020.

According to the Texas Tribune, defence lawyers for the officers argue that their clients were following orders issued by their commanders at the Austin Police Department (APD).

Nairobi, Kenya

IPOA is among 13 members who will serve in the National Council on the Administration of Justice Committee on Anti-Corruption, Capital FM News reported on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

In making the appointments, Chief Justice Martha Koome said the 13 are expected to help bolster the fight against corruption in the country by identifying the bottlenecks and challenges.

Chicago, USA

On Thursday, February 17, abc7 News reported that Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability had released video and documents linked to the death of Irene Chavez, which occurred while she was held in police custody in December 2021.

Philadelphia, USA

The Philadelphia Tribune reports: The The City of Philadelphia passed a new law in June 2021, thus establishing a civilian oversight agency with powers to investigate complaints against officers of the Philadelphia Police Department.

It’s mayor Jim Kenney signed the legislation, effectively creating Citizens Police Oversight Commission (CPOC), replacing the Police Advisory Board.

The independent civilian oversight agency increases transparency of police misconduct and discipline, and empowers civilians to lead investigations of complaints against police; a power that was the sole jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Police Department.

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