Who Pays If South African Police Officers Hurt Their Partners?
Many incidents of police member violence towards partners in their personal lives are on the rise. A case is being heard by the Constitutional Court where a partner of a police constable was shot and injured by him, before he committed suicide. The victim's legal team has said that the policeman used his official firearm, was dressed in his uniform and was on duty at the time.The question for the Constitutional Court is whether the state should be held liable where a police officer harms a partner using police equipment.
News24Wire, 29 August 2017
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News24Wire, 22 August 2017
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GroundUp, 24 August 2017
Should the state pay damages if a police officer hurts his partner?The High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal reached different decisions. Now the Constitutional Court must decide. Read more »
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