The South African Police Service (SAPS) is to launch a new unit whose aim is to deal decisively with all forms of misconduct within the police force.
According to the SAPS, the National Disciplinary Trial Unit will look to modernise issues of dealing with disciplinary cases in the police service.
Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, National Spokesperson for SAPS says that there are currently 270 SAPS officials on suspension, facing investigation countrywide.
According to Naidoo, 1 442 SAPS members have been dismissed for various criminal and departmental transgressions in the last three years.
Currently SAPS is coming under severe criticism for the way that some of the disciplinary matters are being handled; particularly due to lack of consistency in penalties and lengthy investigations.— Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, National Spokesperson of the SAPS
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