IPID Launches Investigations Into Alleged Police Shootings Of Suspected Criminals

Written by on 5 April, 2024

By: Zilungile Mkhize

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate says it’s investigating incidents of alleged killings in shootouts between police and suspected criminals.

In the last two days, IPID received reports of nine suspected criminals killed in KwaZulu-Natal and six in Mpumalanga.

While the law permits police to defend themselves and others,  the police watchdog is concerned about the increasing number of suspects allegedly killed in such situations.

IPID spokesperson Phaladi Shuping says the rise in reported cases is impacting the speed of investigations.

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