Luapula Deputy Commissioner of Police Sharon ZuluZambia Police
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The Police Public Complaints Commission (PPCC) has summoned about 10 police officers on the Copperbelt Province to answer to professional misconduct.
cases being handled involve police detaining people unprofessionally, corrupt practices, unprofessional beating and others.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on acting Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Dr. Robert Zulu in Ndola, was PPCC chairperson Patrick Mutale.
Mr. Mutale said his team will be sitting to hear the cases received as complaints from members of the public, cases of police officers from different stations.
He disclosed that the cases involve two officers from Ndola, while others from Kalulushi, Kitwe, Mufulira and Chingola .
He said as an oversight body of the police, they are mandated to investigate complaints and after investigations, the cases are compiled then followed up by the commission.
Recommendations are made to the Inspector General of Police (IG), Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) or the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) if an officer has a case to answer.
Mr. Mutale said the Commission is also in the Province to raise awareness on its mandate.
He observed that a lot of people are unaware about the mandates and existence of the commission.
And, acting PS Dr. Zulu said there is need to restore public confidence in the police.
He said the coming of the commission in the Province will enhance police professionalism.
He noted that when people do not trust the police, they end up taking the law in their own hands, hence the importance to strengthen systems in the police service through the commission.

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