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  1. Police watchdog to probe beating claim

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The police watchdog will investigate a claim that more than 10 narcotics officers beat two Yuen Long brothers suspected of having drugs in their house. The Independent Police Complaints Council yesterday expressed concern, saying the case would be followed up by its serious complaints committee. Wong Tsz-him, 24, and Wong Tsz-pang, 18, filed a complaint after accusing ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy-related complaints of police misdeeds must be properly investigated

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:11pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the Independent Police Complaints Council's inertia warrants a special mention. In the past, the body would have taken the initiative to observe the police in action during a protest of such scale. ... to the council for investigation. The council's credibility hinges on its independence. Yet, even before they can tackle the complaints, the political neutrality of the body has been called ...

  3. Police complaints council lacks resources to do its job

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... an exception with the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) because I strongly believe the police complaints system should be operated independently and that it should be fair, effective ... to constantly deal with the public and, as a result, have been the subject of more complaints than officials from other departments. Most complaints of police misconduct are fairly trivial, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Students accuse police of abusing power at universal suffrage protest

    Posted May 30th 2013, 05:52pm by Ng Kang-chung and Jolie Ho

    ... male officers can be sent to handle women protesters. About 10 activists submitted a petition to the civilian-run Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), led by Federation of Students ... Ng Kang-chung and Jolie Ho Complaint made to watchdog after woman says she was grabbed from behind by a male officer Students accuse police of abusing power at protest Student activists ...

  5. Council shrugs off police chief's refusal to recant

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... treatment of the press during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit last year. Ricky Chu Man-kin, secretary general of the Independent Police Complaints Council, said Tsang's refusal to withdraw ... Chu also said he hoped the council could observe meetings between police and protesters on the planning of rallies so that the watchdog could make more accurate judgments on complaints ...

  6. Independent body to handle complaints

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Complaints against the police will be handled by a full-fledged statutory body from April 1. The commencement notice for the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) Ordinance was gazetted yesterday, and will be presented for discussion in the Legislative Council next Wednesday for negative vetting. The new body would investigate reports of police wrongdoing ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC ORDER

    Hong Kong police receive five complaints over handling of July 1 rally, sit-in

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:20pm

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Watchdog told ‘excessive force’ was used to clear protesters who staged sit-in after July 1 march The police have received five complaints about officers’ behaviour during the July 1 march and an overnight sit-in that followed, the police watchdog says. The policing of the march, which was observed by Independent Police Complaints Council members ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Members of police watchdog to declare roles in Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Central, amid questions over their impartiality in assessing complaints against officers arising from the mass sit-ins. At least seven members, including two lawmakers, of the 24-strong Independent Police Complaints Council have publicly made plain in recent weeks their stances on Occupy or the police's handling of the protests. Four sided with the police or were against civil ...

  9. Police on wrong end of 'complaint culture'

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang More people are abusing the complaints system against police, according to the chairman of the independent police watchdog. He says among them are those who were at fault in the first place but who accuse officers of having attitude problems. Jat Sew-tong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, said a working group had been set up to think of ways ...

  10. A long road to independence

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The saga of upgrading the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) into a statutory body goes back to 1986 when the Police Complaints Committee (PCC) was set up to monitor the Complaints Against Police Office (Capo). Complaints against the force are examined by Capo- part of the force. Critics say Capo's decisions are biased mostly in favour ...




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