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How to lodge a complaint against police
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:54:59 PM »
Let's face it, most Nigerians in South Africa live in constant fear of police and other authorities because of the bad experience they and their friends have had with the police and other authorities.

It is about time that Nigerians nationwide unite against injustices done by some irresponsible members of the SAPS. Here is how to report or lodge a formal complaint against a police officer or police officers with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).



"Lodging a Complaint

IPID’s mandate

The IPID is tasked with conducting independent and unprejudiced investigations of stated crimes committed by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Municipal Police Services (MPS).

Please note that the IPID only investigates the matters specified in the IPID Act, familarise yourself with this Act to check if your complaint is covered by the Act.

TYPES OF MATTERS THAT MUST BE INVESTIGATED

The IPID is obliged to investigate the following types of criminality:

Any deaths in police custody;

Deaths that occur as a result of police actions;

Complaints concerning to the discharge of an official firearm by any police officer;

Rape by a police officer, whether the officer is on or off duty;

Rape of any person while that person is in police custody;

Any complaint of torture or assault against a police officer in the execution of his or her duties;

The IPID can investigate corruption matters within the police at the request of the Executive Director on his or her own, or after the receipt of a complaint from a member of the public, or referred to the Directorate by the Minister, an MEC or the Secretary of Police, as the case may be; and

other matters that can be investigated include - any other matter brought forth by the Executive Director, or if so requested by the Minister, an MEC or the Secretary of Police as the case may be.

THE POLICE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO REPORT

The Station Commissioner, or any member of the SAPS or MPS must:

immediately after becoming aware, notify the Directorate of any matters that must be investigated by the Directorate; and

within 24 hours thereafter, submit a written report to the Directorate in the prescribed form and manner of any such matter.



THE POLICE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO ACT OR RESPOND TO RECOMMENDATIONS

An obligation to act on or respond to the IPID’s disciplinary recommendations is put on the National Commissioner in that he must:

within 30 days of receipt thereof, initiate disciplinary proceedings in terms of the recommendations made by the Directorate and inform the Minister in writing, and provide a copy thereof to the Executive Director and the Secretary of Police;

quarterly submit a written report to the Minister on the progress regarding disciplinary matters made in terms of paragraph (a) and provide a copy thereof to the Executive Director and the Secretary of Police; and

immediately on finalisation of any disciplinary matter referred to it by the Directorate, to inform the Minister in writing of the outcome thereof and provide a copy thereof to the Executive Director and the Secretary of Police.

THE POLICE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO COOPERATE WITH THE IPID

The members of the SAPS or MPS must provide their full cooperation to the Directorate, including but not limited to -

the arrangement of an identification parade within 48 hours of the request made by the Directorate;

the availability of members for the taking of an affidavit or an affirmed declaration or to give evidence or produce any document in that member’s possession or under his or her control which has a bearing on the matter being investigated; and

any other information or documentation required for investigation purposes.

WHAT SORT OF MATTERS WILL THE IPID NO LONGER DEAL WITH?

Cases of non-compliance with the Domestic Violence Act by SAPS members

The IPID will no longer be dealing with matters of non-compliance with the DVA by SAPS members. Complaints of non-compliance with this act will be handled by the Secretariat of Police.

Service delivery complaints against SAPS and MPS members

IPID will not investigate service delivery complaints against SAPS or MPS members in instances such as failure to investigate, failure to assist, failure to give feedback, rudeness and police misconduct. These matters are now dealt with by the police inspectorate in the offices of SAPS Provincial Commissioners.

WHAT THE IPID CANNOT DEAL WITH


The IPID cannot deal with the following:

Complaints of incidents which occurred before the establishment of the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) in April 1997 and those which took place more than a year before they were reported to the IPID, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Complaints against Correctional Services staff, court officials, and members of the South African National Defence Force.

Matters that have been dealt with or are currently being dealt with by the courts

Matters that are not criminal in nature, e.g divorce, recovery of money or unlawful arrest etc

WHO MAY LODGE A COMPLAINT?

Any person, either as a victim, witness or representative, regardless of nationality.

Non-governmental and community-based organizations.

HOW CAN I LODGE A COMPLAINT?

A complaint may be lodged in person, by telephone, per letter or e-mail to any IPID office. The complainant must fill in a Complaint Reporting Form (Form 2), which can be obtained from any IPID office. Download "Complaint Reporting Form (Form 2)"

Source: ipid[dot]gov[dot]za

Click here to lodge a complaint
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Re: How to lodge a complaint against police
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 11:06:00 PM »
wow. what a great information at a time when being a Nigerian is a curse! lolzz . Thank you Admin!!

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Re: How to lodge a complaint against police
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 12:13:50 PM »
i am yet to meet an honest policeman, every policeman i have ever met has asked for cold drink money especially the metro police.

one day i will try lodging a complaint, armed with video evidence.

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Re: How to lodge a complaint against police
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 02:42:00 PM »
this complaint ting na long ting. it does not work in JHB. police is more corrupt than nigerian police.

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Re: How to lodge a complaint against police
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