Posts tagged as police

Mobile speed cameras clock over 300 offenders since introduction early July

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Mobile police speed cameras introduced at the beginning of July have caught well over 300 speeding drivers. The locations of the cameras, eight in total, have, perhaps unsurprisingly, not been reported by the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA), however, though the first camera in operation was located on Pärnu Highway, on the outskirts of the town of the same name. “The PPA won’t be publishing the locations of current…

Ex-officer admits to sexually abusing kids in youth program

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A former Kentucky police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing two minors in the Louisville department’s now defunct youth program. The Courier Journal reports Kenneth Betts pleaded guilty in state court Monday to third-degree sodomy and admitted to sexually abusing the minors while he worked as a program adviser. His plea marked the end of the second criminal case stemming from sexual abuse in…

Harmony party member detained for importing 15 tonnes of illegal vodka to Latvia

Saturday, July 6, 2019

On the night to 1 June, Latvia’s State Police intercepted approximately 15 tonnes of contraband vodka. Ex-Saeima deputy candidate from Harmony Ziedonis Apariņš has been detained. This man, together with once Riga City Council deputy Sandris Bergmanis and ex-Saeima deputy Andris Morozovs, founded Latvian Transport Association, according to information from LETA. State Police confirmed that a cargo 15 tonnes of contraband vodka lacking any excise tax labels was intercepted on…

Turkey: Several killed in explosion near border with Syria

Friday, July 5, 2019

Turkey’s state-run news agency says an explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey’s border with Syria has left a number of people dead and injured. Anadolu Agency says the blast occurred Friday in the border town of Reyhanli. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The report says several ambulances and police vehicles have been sent to the scene.

Hong Kong lawmakers raise complaints over police brutality

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers grilled the city’s security secretary Wednesday over allegations of police brutality during protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended. The agenda for the meeting showed that pro-democracy members were planning to file a motion of no-confidence for Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s handling of the legislation, which sparked the demonstrations over recent weeks including a massive march on Sunday. The opposition lawmakers were wearing black with…

Supreme Court to decide on military surveillance expansion this fall

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid has rejected the amended Defence Forces Organisation Act for the second time, arguing that the extended surveillance capabilities stipulated in the act violate citizens’ basic rights. The Supreme Court will look into the constitutionality of the act this fall. The bill of amendments to the act would grant the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) the right to secretly gain access to data of the state, municipalities, and legal…

Ally of Kazakhstan’s longtime ex-leader wins presidency

Monday, June 10, 2019

Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan’s former president has won the presidential election. The Central Election Commission in this Central Asian country said Monday that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won nearly 71 percent of the vote with all the ballots counted. Tokayev became acting president when Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had led the country since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, abruptly stepped down. Shortly after Nazarbayev resigned, Kazakhstan’s ruling…

Lithuania’s police contribute to intl operation busting armed gang of 23 persons

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lithuania’s police said on Wednesday it was involved in an international operation which led to the exposure of an armed gang of 23 persons who were involved in arms and drugs smuggling. The gang is also suspected of having organized the murder of Kaunas resident Deimantas Bugavicius in 2015. “The persons are suspected of having organized and carried out the mentioned murder, and having also possessed firearms, narcotic substances, having…

Minister: police officers in Latvia should be paid EUR 2,000

Monday, April 15, 2019

«I think state police officers in Latvia should be paid EUR 2,000,» said Latvia’s Interior Affairs Minister Sandis Ģirģens in an interview to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Monday, 15 April. ‘This is not something odd – this would be logical. The same for fire fighters and border guards, because these people risk their health and their lives doing their jobs,’ he said. In truth, however, only representatives of certain…

Road Transport Administration asks police to probe registration of disabled passengers in Riga public transport

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Road Transport Administration has asked the State Police to look into reportedly suspicious records of public transport services provided to disabled passengers in Riga, Road Transport Administration head Kristians Godins said in an interview to LNT TV channel this morning. Godins informed that the Road Transport Administration asked the State Police to probe the suspicious records last week. “We have completed our assessment and last week sent the State…