Frank Calls For Visa Ban Against Police Top Echelons

BY BODE GBADEBO, Abuja

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the governments of the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to impose visa restrictions on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, his deputies and assistants over their refusal to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Frank in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said the call became imperative to restore civility and decorum to the activities of the Nigeria Police in their dealings with innocent citizens.

He said that he is optimistic that such visa restrictions would compel the police hierarchy to disband SARS, bring sanity to policing in Nigeria and enable innocent Nigerians to breath.

He insisted that police Officers providing official cover for heinous crimes being committed by the SARS must be identified, prosecuted and dismissed after due investigation.

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Police accountability: Maryland Fraternal Order of Police hosts lawmakers for shoot-don’t-shoot training

The trainings are part of a major mobilization by the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police against new police accountability measures, possibly including the abolition of the powerful Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights.

A House work group is meeting Thursday afternoon and could vote on whether to propose repealing the bill of rights, which provides broad protections to police accused of wrongdoing.

“We’re just trying to take a proactive approach,” said Clyde Boatwright, president of the Maryland FOP, which is also considering print and television ads to sway opinions.

Boatwright said the police union is determined to not let “an incident that happened 2,000 miles away,” referring to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, affect the way police in Maryland do their jobs and are disciplined.

“We’re in discussions about using every available resource to get this message out to the members of

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4 people shot in New Orleans’ Central Business District in single episode, police say | Crime/Police

New Orleans police tracked leads Saturday in the shooting of four people in the Central Business District.

The gunfire erupted in the 100 block of Camp Street (map) on Friday at about 9:20 p.m., police said. At least two victims scattered, their injuries reported to police from other nearby locations and initially leading officers to suspect three shootings in 12 minutes. Investigators soon concluded it was a single incident.

The wounded people were found at the intersection of Camp and Canal streets at 9:23 p.m., St. Charles and Gravier streets at 9:26 p.m. and the 300 block of Magazine Street at 9:35 p.m.

All victims were taken to a hospital. Police did not release the identities of the victims, their conditions or information on suspects or a motive.

The violence broke out less than a week after a man was wounded by gunfire in the 100 block of Camp early

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