Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:54am 4 comments
An official US report on human rights in Hong Kong has drawn attention to local concerns over freedom of assembly and claims that police are turning to aggressive, abusive tactics.26 Apr 2013 - 2:16am 19 comments
Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung has denied a newspaper's allegations that the police threw away evidence in a recent murder case.
He was responding to yesterday's Apple Daily report claiming that 12 bags of items - including a pillow, a mattress and clothes, mostly bloodstained - were dumped by cleaners clearing the murder scene in Pat Heung, Yuen Long, on Wednesday.22 Mar 2013 - 4:22am
Any attempt to block major thoroughfares in Central will lead to serious consequences and will not be tolerated, Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung has said in response to a planned civil-disobedience movement.22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am 2 comments
Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung said the force would start consulting district councils on the impact of demonstrations on residents, a move that rally organisers fear will further restrict freedom of assembly.14 Nov 2012 - 6:41pm
More protesters were prosecuted last year under the Public Order Ordinance - which carries harsher penalties than other laws commonly used in such situations - than in any year since the handover.
Police laid charges under the ordinance against 45 protesters, compared with a total of 39 between 1997 and 2010. At least three cases were heard by courts in the past two months.10 Nov 2012 - 8:37am 7 comments
The government set up a committee on Thursday to tighten the supervision of high-risk beauty treatments, following the death of a woman who was given a blood transfusion.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The police chief yesterday refused to retract his claim that officers who blocked a cameraman from filming a protester's removal from a state leader's event last year were reacting to a 'black shadow' - but suggested he had been misled by his own men.9 May 2012 - 12:00am
Journalists condemned what they called 'discriminatory' press arrangements by the police on Sunday.
Only four television stations were allowed to use a media zone close to the central government liaison office to report on a commemoration of the Tiananmen crackdown.17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Police are demanding that The Link Management and owners' corporations boost security, including in rear lanes, in the wake of two rapes, the police chief said yesterday.
The call came as two suspected rapists - a large South Asian man and a tall, thin Chinese man - remain at large.3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Cybercrime unit 'will not snoop on e-mails'22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The police have vowed to better co-ordinate their fight against cybercrime after the amount of money lost in computer-related offences hit an all-time high.
The force recorded 2,206 cases of computer crime last year, up 34.3 per cent. Some HK$149 million was lost, more than double the figure in 2010, which was HK$60 million.18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The police are looking to use technology to speed up the release of information to the media, in response to recent criticism for issuing tardy public warnings about crimes.23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Firefighters ended a six-hour stand-off yesterday by pulling an angry protester off a canopy at police headquarters in Wan Chai.21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The row between journalists and police intensified yesterday after the police chief refused to withdraw his 'black shadow' remark, used to defend the force's tactics during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit last month.13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am