Police Accountability in Africa

Preservation of security of citizens is the most fundamental duty or obligation of a government. The discharge of this responsibility of the state falls heavily upon the police that are vested with responsibilities, powers and resources for crime prevention, crime control, investigation of crimes, detection and apprehension of crime suspects, and preservation of public security and safety. DOWNLOAD

Police Accountability in Africa Summary Report

Most African Nations inherited the colonial architecture of policing which focused on maintaining law and order through dominance and suppression. The police force wielded a lot of powers, accountable to the government of the day, giving little or no thought to the citizenry. DOWNLOAD