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Inquiry ordered against Aabpara SHO

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 30, 2012. Islamabad – The interior ministry on Saturday took notice of an incident in which Aabpara’s area police chief thrashed a private security guard stationed outside a private bank branch in Aabpara. The on-duty Station House Officer (SHO) of […]

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More protests over controversial film

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 22, 2012. Islamabad – Violent protests continued against a sacrilegious film for the third day in the twin cities on Friday. Angry protesters, mostly students from Rawalpindi, set a CNG station, four police and two private vehicles on fire in Faizabad. Hundreds of young […]

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Red Zone turns into battleground over controversial film

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 21, 2013. Islamabad – The battle for Red Zone lasted several hours. Around 1,000 protesters battled the Islamabad Police for more than four hours on Thursday afternoon in a bid to march toward the US embassy, housed in the sensitive Red Zone along with […]

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Fire at Blue Area

This story was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 15, 2012. Islamabad – Although it was put off within half an hour, the diesel-fuelled fire on Friday in the backyard of a telecom company’s office could easily have caused a disaster. The fire and rescue department reached the spot within three minutes of […]

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Public hearing for Review Board’s ordinance

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 11, 2011. COLUMBIA — Within two weeks, Columbia citizens will get a chance to voice their opinions about the role of the Citizens Police Review Board. At a meeting Wednesday night, the review board announced it will hold a special public hearing on Aug. […]

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Police, Review Board given deadline to settle differences

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 1, 2011. COLUMBIA — Mayor Bob McDavid said the city will step in if the Citizens Police Review Board and the Columbia Police Department don’t find a way to sort out seven key differences. The board and police have an informal, two-month deadline to […]

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Linked shootings led to anti-gang task force

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 29, 2011. COLUMBIA — The task force that arrested 11 people in Columbia this week was created after police suspected some recent shooting incidents in the city might be connected. “There was some information that some of the shootings might have been in retaliation […]

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Anti-gang task force makes arrests

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 28, 2011. COLUMBIA — Ten adults and one juvenile have been arrested since Monday by a task force aimed at combating gang activities, Columbia police said Thursday. The task force is made up of Columbia Police Department officers, Boone County Sheriff’s Department deputies, FBI agents and […]

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Police, Review Board talk about improving relationship

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 19, 2011. COLUMBIA — Though they say there’s no rift, the Columbia police and the Citizens Police Review Board will soon tell City Council what they think can be done to improve their relationship. At the end of the July 5 council meeting, Mayor Bob McDavid […]

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Police seek assault suspect

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 29, 2010. COLUMBIA — Police have applied for a second-degree domestic assault arrest warrant for a 36-year-old man suspected of assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend, Columbia Police Department Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said. Police are still looking for the man, Arthur C. Williams. […]

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