Police Officer

In China, sex workers' lack of legal protection fans police abuse

Illustration: Craig Stephens

One recent afternoon, 10 "working girls" gathered in a northern Chinese city at the offices of a non-governmental organisation, one of the few in the country that has dedicated itself to helping female sex workers.

Friday, 14 December, 2012, 2:27am 3 comments

Police officer leaves 18 notebooks on bus to Kwun Tong

Police have set up a working group led by a deputy commissioner to find ways to better handle material carrying personal data after a series of privacy leaks.

The latest incident happened yesterday when a constable left 18 notebooks on a bus.

Earlier this month two fixed-penalty traffic tickets were lost separately.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

Police officer 'turned blind eye' for restaurant discount, court told

Titus Wong Koon-ho. Photo: Simpson Cheung

A former Wan Chai divisional police commander appeared in court yesterday, accused of receiving gifts and discounts worth HK$5,500 from a Causeway Bay restaurant in exchange for turning a blind eye to it serving alcohol with out a liquor licence.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:34am

Who said it?

[He was] one of the few Cambodian activists willing to speak out against the rapid escalation of illegal logging and land grabbing

An assessment of Chut Wutty, who was shot dead by a police officer

People's Daily has once again demonstrated that it's still the chief mainstream opinion carrier through the role it has played in this incident

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Probation for graffiti attack on police HQ

A magistrate placed a man who sprayed graffiti on the police headquarters on probation for 15 months yesterday, after noting his 'unfortunate psychiatric history'.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pakistani paves the way in police force

The Hong Kong force has recruited the first South Asian woman to be a police officer since the handover in 1997.

This comes after the force started to give extra points to applicants who know foreign languages other than Chinese and English.

The inability to read or write Chinese well has long been a barrier to hiring minorities in the disciplined services.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Teen drug abusers going undetected

Drug abusers are going undetected for longer periods, making it harder for social workers to wean them off their habits.

According to the government's Central Registry of Drug Abuse, the median time last year for abusers to be discovered from their first drug abuse was 2.8 years, or about 34 months, compared with a 2008 figure of 1.9 years, or about 23 months.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Doctor arrested on suspicion of molesting women

A young hospital doctor has been arrested for allegedly molesting two women patients on the same night earlier this week.

The Tseung Kwan O Hospital doctor, 26, was detained by police on Wednesday but has not been charged. He was released on bail and told to report back to police next month, a force spokeswoman said.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Obsession that kills child's quality of life

Hong Kong people are obsessed with brand names. These range from fashion labels to elite schools.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Police defend officer who drew pistol

Police say an officer who drew his pistol when an emotional woman brandished a pair of scissors at him in Wan Chai on Wednesday was complying with police force guidelines.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

No place for such extreme protests

The basic rules for people wishing to publicly air their grievances in Hong Kong are simple enough - protest peacefully, do not cause a nuisance and keep within the law. Lau Yuk-tong did not observe them when he took his long-running compensation claim to a new level on the roof of a footbridge over Central's busiest road last week and the consequence is that a police officer is dead.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Special burial sought for policeman

A police officer who died after falling from the roof of a covered footbridge while trying to reach a protester is expected to be buried in Gallant Garden, a police unionist said yesterday.

Police, unions and family members are mourning the death of Detective Sergeant Lau Chi-kin, 49, who died on Wednesday after serving on the force for 30 years.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I'm in agony. I feel guilty and apologetic towards his family

Lau Yuk-tong, chicken transporter whose protest yesterday led to a police officer's accidental death

There are so many social groups that have become angry. There's a general feeling of tension between the government and people

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Injured recruit jumps to her death at Police College

A woman recruit killed herself by jumping from a building at the Police College in Wong Chuk Hang yesterday, the first suicide of its kind at the institution.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Loan scam gang held

Two men and three women have been arrested for allegedly making seven young people borrow nearly HK$250,000 from financial firms on their behalf.

The gang recruited the victims, mostly students, to work as 'undercover customers' to check on the service quality of financial companies.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

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