Police Complaints Committee

THE body empowered to adjudicate public complaints about police behaviour has been renamed in a bid to stress its independence.

Saturday, 31 December, 1994, 12:00am

Increase in claims of faked evidence

COMPLAINTS against police rose by 4.5 per cent last year, but the number of unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing fell markedly.

There was an increase of nearly 30 per cent, or almost 50 cases, in claims of fabrication of evidence.

Complaints of neglect of duty and improper police action rose by 26 per cent.

9 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Three lawyers on committee

YOUR correspondent (South China Morning Post, March 18) asked whether there were legally qualified members on the Police Complaints Committee (PCC). The answer is yes.

As at December 31 1993, three out of 11 non-official members were lawyers, including the Chairman, the Hon Denis Chang, QC.

11 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Asprey in move to improve the image of CAPO

THERE are plans to juggle with police complaints statistics in an apparent attempt to ward off criticism of the force's complaints investigation unit, a confidential document has revealed.

10 May 1993 - 12:00am

Internal inquiries backed by police panel

THE Police Complaints Committee (PCC) has thrown its full support behind the much-criticised system of allowing the force to investigate its own ranks.

The PCC's view is expected to whip up another wave of criticism from legislators who have expressed doubts over the impartiality of the current system.

22 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Report to shed light on police panel

THE Police Complaints Committee, an independent body which monitors the work of Complaints Against Police Office (CAPO), will break with tradition by divulging more case details in its forthcoming report.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am