Posts tagged as police

Interior ministry says didn’t intend to mislead daily on police staff cuts

Friday, August 16, 2019

An article appearing in daily Postimees published Saturday claims an interior ministry under-secretary tried to mislead it over its strategy on staff cuts at the police authority and other bodies. The ministry itself, however, rejects the paper’s charge, though notes the information it presented had some ambiguities. The incident is related to controversy which broke towards the end of the week, where finance minister Martin Helme called for the resignation…

Latvian Police on high alert during Positivus Festival this weekend

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Police will be on high alert maintaining order during this weekend’s Positivus Music Festival in Salacgrīva, LETA was informed by the State Police. Police will be maintaining order on roads to make sure persons are not behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police will also be patrolling inside and around the festival territory, also maintaining order and inspecting whether people are not carrying or under the…

2 climbers die in accident on Switzerland’s Matterhorn

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Swiss police say two climbers have died in an accident on the upper reaches of the famed Matterhorn mountain. Police in Valais canton (state) said Thursday that the two men, one of them a mountain guide, were hit by a falling rock and fell. The accident happened on Wednesday morning at around 4,250 meters (13,950 feet) above sea level and the bodies were recovered from a spot around 3,600 meters…

Reports say suspect in deadly Kyoto arson attack had grudge

Friday, July 19, 2019

Police were investigating Friday the gutted animation studio building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people, crushing the hearts of comic fans in Japan and beyond. Witness accounts and reports suggested the man had a grudge against Kyoto Animation, but police only have said the suspect, who is still hospitalized, is a 41-year-old man from near Tokyo who did not work for…

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…