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Hong Kong Police

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

Fewer officers have been injured and motorcycle incidents are at the lowest level since records started in 1997, a reflection of successful efforts by the force to reduce accidents at work, a police report says.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 5:03am

ICAC urged to hand over former chief's case to police

Former ICAC head Timothy Tong has been cast under scrutiny.

The scandal surrounding former head graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming should be investigated by the police, not the Independent Commission Against Corruption, to ensure impartiality, a former prosecutions chief says.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am 5 comments

Brutal police? Look closer to home, US

A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street. Photo: AP

When it comes to brutality, abuse of power and the undermining of the freedom of assembly, our police can't hold a candle to their counterparts in the US. That's why it's amusing to read the latest US State Department report on human rights around the world, including its criticism of Asia's finest.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 13 comments

Freed teenager accuses police of racial discrimination after year in detention

Tahir Khan displays his identity cards. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Nineteen-year-old Tahir Khan, who moved to Hong Kong in 2011, accuses the police of racial discrimination for depriving him of his freedom. He was detained for a year on suspicion of robbery and told by a judge he had no case to answer after he was freed.

22 Apr 2013 - 4:52am 5 comments

Hong Kong police chief rejects claims in US report on human rights

Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Letters to the Editor, March 18, 2013

People watch fireworks in a Beijing street. Photo: AFP

After studying how the topic has been discussed over the last 20 plus years, I realise that, like what the experts say about grief over a lost loved one, there are five stages Hongkongers have experienced in their thinking on universal suffrage, although some have occurred simultaneously and not necessarily always in the following order.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am 7 comments

Hong Kong police to advise in Luxor balloon tragedy probe

A sequence of pictures taken from a YouTube video of an October, 2011, Sky Cruise balloon crash. The incident was filmed by a tourist from a nearby hotel and it has been claimed the balloon narrowly missed colliding with a ship during the ill-fated flight. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong police have been given an advisory role in Egypt's investigation into the deadly hot-air balloon crash in Luxor that killed 19 tourists, including nine Hongkongers. The head of the investigation, Walid el-Moqadem, told Associated Press yesterday that while Hong Kong, would not be sending investigators at present, they had been granted an advisory role - along with Britain, Japan and Hungary. They would also be kept appraised of his progress through e-mails.

1 Mar 2013 - 5:15am

City Digest, December 31, 2012

Macau officials said a woman, 60, and a man, 39 - the last of 26 patients hospitalised after a ferry bound for Hong Kong hit a buoy - have been discharged.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

Action taken over police handling of Li Keqiang visit

Chairman of Independent Police Complaints Council Jat Sew-tong speaks at a press conference in Wan Chai on Wednesday. Photo: David Wong

A senior superintendent and a chief inspector were found neglecting their duties for failing to reveal their identities before removing a man who was wearing a T-shirt commemorating the June 4 Tiananmen crackdown during Vice Premier Li Keqiang’s visit last year, the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) said on Wednesday as it revealed its final report on the complaints received during the visit

19 Dec 2012 - 7:10pm

Privacy fears over police cybersecurity monitoring

Legislator Charles Mok. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The police have to adopt greater transparency in their monitoring of the internet so as to dispel public fears of privacy violations brought on by launch of the force's new cybersecurity centre, lawmakers and activists said yesterday.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Lengthy police investigation into rape surprises judge

A District Court judge has expressed surprise that a police investigation into the rape of a 15-year-old mentally retarded girl is still going on after three years.

Judge Wong Hing-chun made the comment yesterday after she was told that although a suspect had been arrested, no charges had been laid against him, pending further investigation and advice from the prosecution.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

City Digest, November 17, 2012

Two policemen face misconduct charge

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Police shoot, wound knife-wielding Canadian in Tung Chung

A man is taken to hospital after being shot. Photo: SMP

A knife-wielding man was "out of control and threatening to harm himself and others" when a police officer opened fire on him in the early hours of yesterday, hitting him in the thigh, according to a witness.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:10am 6 comments

What the local media says

Sunday, Ming Pao Daily

CityU plan to switch courses to online forum is criticised

10 Nov 2012 - 2:25am

Hong Kong police close in-flight thieves' loophole

Thieves caught stealing on board overseas-registered flights outside Hong Kong airspace used to be able to walk free because local police had no jurisdiction.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:41am 1 comment