n Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine - Investigating internal (police) corruption - research

Volume 112 Number 12
  • ISSN : 1015-2385


After Mary had suffered yet another blow to the head from her abusive partner, she opened a criminal case against him. At her local police station where her statement was taken a docket was opened for which she received a case number. Mary went home, without knowing that her partner had gone to the police station and paid the investigating officer R1000 to "make the docket disappear". Scenarios like these give the police a bad name and make the community lose faith in them.

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