In the Line of Duty? Shooting Incidents Reports and Other Indicators of the Use and Abuse of Force by Members of the SAPS

In the Line of Duty? Shooting Incidents Reports and Other Indicators of the Use and Abuse of Force by Members of the SAPS

This report was written in 1999 using information available at that time on the use of force by members of the SAPS. After problems were encountered with some of the data the report has now been revised with duplicates (roughly 2% of cases) removed from the data on shooting incidents. The major part of the report deals with shooting incident data received from the SAPS covering the 1996 – 1998 period. During this period the SAPS system for recording shooting incidents was only operating with a reasonable level of consistency in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Free State and in a handful of policing areas in other provinces.

 

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David Bruce
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David Bruce is a Johannesburg-based independent researcher and writer working in the fields of policing, crime and criminal justice. He obtained his Master's Degree Public and Development Management and Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Arts with majors in Legal Theory and Industrial Sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

 

 

Gabriel O'Malley
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Gabriel O'Malley is a former intern at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. He is the Deputy Enforcement Director for Policy and Strategy at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He obtained his JD Law Columbia Law School.

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