Independent Police Complaints Council

Nearly 100 Hong Kong government bodies refuse to reveal bills in SCMP spending poll

Former ICAC Commissioner Timothy Tong Hin-ming is grilled by the Legislative Council Public Accounts Committee in September. Photo: Sam Tsang

The independent police watchdog was the only one of around 100 government institutions that disclosed the full details of its spending on entertainment, overseas visits and gifts in a South China Morning Post survey.

Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 5:00am 11 comments

Students accuse police of abusing power at universal suffrage protest

Willis Ho (left) and Siu Ming of the Hong Kong Federation of Students at the IPCC office in Wan Chai on Thursday show photos of police handling their May 19 demonstration. Photo: Sam Tsang

Student activists have lodged a complaint to the police watchdog, accusing officers of abusing their power at a recent protest.

31 May 2013 - 3:03am 1 comment

Barrister should head police watchdog, current chairman says

Senior counsel Jat Sew-tong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, says his position needs someone seen as politically neutral. Photo: May Tse

The next head of the Independent Police Complaints Council should ideally be a senior barrister because the position requires someone the public perceives as politically neutral, the watchdog's current chairman has said.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 1 comment

DAB's Lawrence Ma applies for security undersecretary post

A member of a pro-Beijing party has emerged as a candidate for deputy security chief, a job widely tipped to go to the number two policeman in Hong Kong.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:10am

Watchdog to observe police operation

Police have put aside initial reservations and agreed to let independent observers monitor their interactions with protesters for the first time during Sunday's handover march.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Jitters over watchdog role in talks on protest policing

A plan to have observers from a police watchdog attend meetings between officers and protest organisers is being held up because of police reservations, it was revealed yesterday.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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.

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

Hot favourite for legal chief keeps his counsel

The most widely tipped candidate to be the next secretary for justice is coy about his future.

In his first interview since Leung Chun-ying's victory in the chief executive election, prominent barrister Jat Sew-tong, SC, insisted no one had approached him about the job.

23 Apr 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

City Digest

Mainlanders in court over bid to deceive hospital

6 Mar 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

Police complaints council lacks resources to do its job

Apart from a stint as a legislative councillor I have always resisted the idea of joining public office or being a member of statutory advisory bodies because I believe they are breeding grounds for those who want to earn titles and honours for doing their 'public duty'. And these places are often monopolised by members of the pro-government camp.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am