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Complaints Against Police Office

Council shrugs off police chief's refusal to recant

The police watchdog says it will not take as a sign of disrespect Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung's refusal to recant his excuse for officers' tough treatment of the press during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit last year.

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012, 12:00am

Chief won't retract 'shadow' claim

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

Li Keqiang visit stern lesson for police

The visit by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to Hong Kong last year was a public relations disaster for the police. It has brought down the vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, Tsui Lap-Chee, and its registrar, Henry Wai Wing-kun, because of heavy-handed security against protesters while Li was on campus.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Officers may face sacking over Li's visit

Two officers who blocked a cameraman from filming during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's controversial visit to the city last year will face a disciplinary hearing and could be sacked, and top officers may have to account for their actions, the police watchdog said yesterday.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Police complaints to get easier

Members of the public can now choose to have grievances about misbehaviour by police officers settled more quickly under a new, less formal, complaints mechanism.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Police watchdog seeks more resources

The watchdog that oversees complaints against police officers wants more resources and more pay for the person who heads its day-to-day work.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Woman dies of burns six weeks after Jordan fire

A 58-year-old woman seriously burned six weeks ago when fire swept through an old tenement building in Jordan died of her injuries in Prince of Wales Hospital on Saturday. Her husband died in the blaze. An 18-year-old girl also severely burned remains in hospital.

Jobless rate rises for second month in row

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Surge in gripes against police

A police watchdog expressed concerns over the 'shocking' surge in complaints against police officers recorded last year.

According to the latest statistics, the Independent Police Complaints Council reviewed 4,368 complaints against the force, a 44.4 per cent rise on those in 2009.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Police on wrong end of 'complaint culture'

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.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

Reports against police up 60pc

A police complaints watchdog is looking into ways to prevent abuse of the system after a nearly 60 per cent rise in reports against officers last year, many of which were deemed unnecessary or too minor.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am