We are not neglecting crime-Police


A senior police officer, Near Bagali has dismissed as untrue, the  talk that they have neglected their core mandate of protecting human life and property but instead harass people over COVID-19 related matters.

There has been an outcry from some members of the public alleging abuse by the police in relation to COVID-19 regulations. The public across social media platforms has been accusing the police of neglecting crime, yet appear more visible towards the fight against the spread of the corona virus.

Frustrated members of the public said their lives were at risk as criminals always found their way into homes and got away with hard earned money and valuables. The irate public said some people have in the process got injured and some nearly lost their lives in armed robberies.

Editor's Comment
Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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