Parliamentary question: Police: drunk cops

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QUESTION NO 1132

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19 APRIL 2010
(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10- 2010)

Date reply submitted: 14 July 2010
1132. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:
(a) How many SA Police Service members have been (i) arrested (ii) charged and (iii) convicted of drunk driving in each of the past 10 years and (b) how man

REPLY:

I have briefed all political parties on the processes that are currently being undertaken by the department with regard to an audit currently being undertaken in the department with regard to criminality. I also explained that we wanted this audit to be as comprehensive as possible. I have asked for parliamentarians to wait until the completion of this process, which will include offenses linked to drunk driving, after which time I will inform parliament on the final outcomes.

In the interim, I have requested the National Commissioner, General Cele, to look seriously at the issue of police officers who may have been involved in offenses related to alcohol abuse and to also develop and comprehensive approach and strategy to address this problem. This approach and strategy will need to address both a wellness approach as well as improving and fine-tuning how we handle our disciplinary procedures.



Reply to question 1132 approved by MINISTER