Floyd killing finds echoes of abuse in South Africa, Kenya

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The killing of George Floyd in the United States has drawn comparisons of police abuses in South Africa and Kenya. The family of Collins Khosa says he was beaten to death in a Johannesburg township by security forces for drinking a beer in his yard during a strict coronavirus lockdown in April. Even in the post-apartheid era, South Africans still fall victim to security forces that critics say resort to heavy-handed tactics. One researcher says there were more than 42,000 criminal complaints against police between 2012 and 2019, which included more than 2,800 killings. In Kenya, a police watchdog group says 15 people were killed by officers enforcing a coronavirus curfew in the last three months.