In an attack on a police outpost in the Magami hamlet of Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State, bandits stole the cellphones of the on-duty police officers. Magami is one of the areas of Zamfara State that has been devastated by violence. As a result of the terrorists’ relentless strikes, a number of inhabitants have […]
There is a brewing crisis between the Lagos State Police Command and the Nigerian Army, 82 division over the unresolved killing of a police inspector in the Ojo area of the state, Caracal Reports has learnt. Despite the reported visit of the army authorities to the police hierarchy, top sources informed Caracal Reports that the […]
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, will address officers in the Ogun and Lagos command on Tuesday in response to junior police officers’ decision to go on strike. According to previous reports, some unhappy Nigeria Police Force rank and file have complained about their low pay, lack of advanced weapons to fight crime, terrible […]
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has decried the recruitment procedure into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), describing it as negating the Federal Character principle. According to Diri, recruitment into federal agencies that is based on a number of local government areas in a state was unjustifiable and lacked merit. Diri stated this at a town […]
The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, advised President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to increase the police minimum wage to N100,000 in order to put an end to various corruption in the force. Oluwo spoke during a one-day town hall meeting organised by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday. The monarch, who commended the Muhammadu Buhari […]
Dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have abducted a yet to be ascertained number of mobile policemen in Borno State. CaracalReports gathered that the terrorist group stormed the police training school in limankara, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, around 8:22 pm on Thursday, January 13, with gun trucks. Read Also: Nigerian Students Kick Against Ondo […]
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has extended the recruitment exercise for the year 2021 to Saturday, January 22, 2022. This was contained in the press release by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday. According to the police spokesperson, the extension will give fresh opportunities to Nigerians to apply […]
An undisclosed police officer has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in Oka-Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed the tragic incident on Tuesday evening. The incident which happened on Tuesday afternoon […]
The Nigerian Army has arrested a Lance Corporal in connection with a trending video that showed some officers assaulting and brutalising a police traffic officer in Ibadan, Oyo State. This was made known in a statement issued on Monday by Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army spokesperson. In the video, about four soldiers were seen hitting the […]
WESTOVER, W.Va — An investigation by Caracal Reports has found that two West Virginia police officers facing a lawsuit following a 2019 altercation violated the official Use of Force policy laid out in their department’s policy and procedures, contradicting a public statement from their police chief. The city and it’s police department also attempted to prevent release of the body camera footage to an attorney.
In January 2019, former Westover (W.Va.) resident Andrew Howton was pulled from his home and beaten by Westover Police Department (WPD) officer Zachary Fecsko, and the incident was captured on fellow officer Aaron Dalton’s body camera. The lawsuit alleges Westover Police Chief Richard Panico “publicly condoned the other Defendants’ behavior and stated that it was aligned with the Westover Police Department (WPD) policies,” according to local media sources.
In addition, the encounter isn’t the department’s first brush with excessive use of force or police
misconduct, with investigation yielding previous instances, including one involving current Police Chief Panico. This history and the current lawsuit have raised questions among the community if the persisting problem exists inside the WPD.