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Police turn on crowd


Police have dispersed the Unagi oval protest crowd and bashed some protestors who started taking pictures of them.


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Police worried at surge in car jacking


The first week of October has recorded at least one car jacking and one grievous body harm or wounding report per day in Port Moresby.


Cybercrime policy launched

Baki restrained from investigating 2 senior officers

Justice Ere Kariko in hearing the urgent ex-parte application at the National Court on October 14 also issued orders against Baki and Ivaroa pursuing any criminal prosecution against the three or until further orders of the court.

The orders come after Director of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Chief Superintendent Mathew Damaru, his assistant Timothy Gitua and McRonald Nale filed an application on October 13 seeking interim orders against Commissioner Baki.

Kokopo police beat and stab man with screw driver

Alphonse Gale, a resident of Kokopo was severely wounded and detained by police allegedly without good reason.

Gale told Loop PNG from Kokopo that he was taken to Kokopo police station at around 8pm on Thursday to answer some questions.

He said as soon as they arrived at the station, the police officers started beating him and kicking him  around on the head when he fell to the ground.

“Their supervisor (Sgt Makis) was standing and flashing a bright torch to my face while the police officers beat me."

Two New Caledonia policemen injured in latest attack

A police spokesperson says four officers were in the town of Mont-Dore at about 2 o'clock in the morning when they challenged a man accused of stealing a motorcycle.

The spokesperson says a car then deliberately hit the officers, injuring two of them.

The driver and the alleged motorcycle thief were then able to escape, and a large police operation has been launched to try and find them.

This morning's incident is the latest in a series of cases of police being targetted in New Caledonia.

After 12 years, RAMSI Police to leave Solomons' Malaita

The Australia-led force was deployed in 2003 after five years of ethnic tensions during which hundreds of people were killed, and thousands forced to flee their homes.

RAMSI has been gradually withdrawing its presence throughout the country as the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force takes control of frontline policing.

The RAMSI force commander, Greg Harrigan, says the police force in Malaita has proven it can maintain law and order without frontline assistance from RAMSI.

PNG needs more Australian police says Tony Abbott

In a speech to the Australia-PNG Business Council,Abbott said a key focus of his meeting with  O’Neil was on how to use Australian expertise to make Port Moresby safer.

“I’m disappointed that our 73 police have not been more operational,” he said. “You won’t be surprised to learn that one of the principal subjects that Prime Minister O’Neill and I discussed earlier this morning was making them as operational as possible.”

“PNG has many opportunities but all of those opportunities will be better maximised if we can have as harmonious and tranquil a society as possible.”

Wagambie Jnr ready for new post

Wagabie has accepted his transfer.

VIDEO: Explosion during clashes at Ukraine protest

The clashes occured after a controversial vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east.

Justin Bieber pulled over by police: Report

According to TMZ -- who posted an alleged video of the incident -- law enforcement sources said that “speed was a factor, but Justin was cited for unsafe passing on the right.” He reportedly was given an equipment violation for window tint as well.