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Independent Police Complaints Commission

Police to be probed over conduct in Hillsborough soccer disaster

The largest independent probe into British police was launched yesterday to examine potential criminal actions by officers involved in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer disaster, in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium.

Saturday, 13 October, 2012, 4:19am

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

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

Concern at rise in complaints against police

Hong Kong police received the most complaints over alleged neglect of their duties and displaying an improper manner, while there was a growing concern over the way officers took statements from witnesses and those under arrest.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Call for complaints system review

Privacy campaigners have demanded a thorough review of the system for handling complaints against police, after personal details of complainants were found on the internet this month.

They say the two bodies that handle complaints could be combined into one, similar to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

New bid to give police watchdog more power

A decade after a law to make Hong Kong's police watchdog truly independent was derailed, the government will renew attempts to turn it into a statutory body - but it will still lack investigate powers.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


In 2004, there were a total of 5,837 complaints filed against the police. Most of the allegations were about misconduct, improper manner, offensive language (36.1%), and neglect of duty (34%). But only 4.3 per cent of the allegations were found substantiated after the investigations.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


Police yesterday dismissed an 18 per cent year-on-year rise in complaints against the force as the product of Hong Kong's 'culture of complaint'.

The Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) received 3,833 complaints in 2002, 590 more than 2001. Forty-one per cent (1,575) of complaints alleged neglect of duty - 40 per cent more than 2001.

17 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Arresting complaints

Every two or three months, concerns are expressed over the conduct of some police officers and the unsatisfactory system under which complaints alleging misconduct or breach of duty are investigated.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Complaints rise

Complaints to the Transport Advisory Committee were up by 22 per cent to 2,474 between January and March compared with the same period last year.

29 May 1996 - 12:00am

Complaints rise against officers

The number of complaints against the police last year was 12 per cent higher than in 1994, with the biggest increase being in accusations of officers neglecting duties.

The Independent Police Complaints Council also raised more queries over Complaints Against Police Office (CAPO) investigations last year than the year before, particularly challenges against inquiry results.

22 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Policing the police

AT long last, the top echelons of the police appear ready to accept that not everything their subordinates do in the name of law and order is acceptable behaviour. We report this morning that senior officers are tentatively backing a review of the procedures for investigating complaints against policemen.

9 Oct 1995 - 12:00am