Robbers claiming to be police choose wrong man

Two young men masquerading as policemen were caught red-handed when they picked on the wrong target - a plain-clothes police constable - in a bungled hold-up in Tai Po early yesterday.

Saturday, 4 February, 2012, 12:00am

Police open doors to ethnic minorities

Police have approached an ethnic minority group for potential recruits as police constables in an effort to draw more crime-fighters from the South Asian community.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Police may act over racy blog

Police may take disciplinary action after racy pictures of policewomen appeared on the internet.

The pictures, showing the constables pulling up their skirts, pointing handguns at each other and touching one another's breasts, were uploaded on the blog of one of the women.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Policeman accused of sex with complainant

The police have launched an internal investigation into claims that an officer had sex in an official vehicle with a woman after she reportedly lodged a complaint of domestic violence.

A police spokeswoman said last night the woman was charged with lodging a false report for molestation and would appear in court.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Police investigate Facebook death threat

Police are deciding whether to discipline two officers who allegedly posted a death threat on Facebook, the social-networking website.

A spokeswoman for the force said an investigation was under way into whether the two officers suspected of making the comments had violated professional ethics. They have been transferred to indoor support duties.

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Senior constable jailed nine months

A senior police constable was jailed for nine months yesterday for possession of six forged bank statements showing a total balance of US$630 million. Lai Ying-wa, 49, also the sole director of Crown Asia Global, was earlier convicted at Kwun Tong Court of possessing a false instrument. He will appeal.

29 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Police officers face charges

Two police officers appeared in Eastern Court yesterday on charges of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office. Sergeant Yeung Ka-ho, 33, and constable Chow Chi-ping, 35, did not enter pleas. They were witnesses in a criminal proceeding at District Court in June 2007.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Sacked and forcibly retired police call for their cases to be reopened

Former police officers, sacked or forced to retire after disciplinary hearings in recent years, took to the streets yesterday to call for their cases to be reopened.

They say they have waited more than a year for a response from the force after a ruling that a ban on legal representation for officers at such hearings was unconstitutional.

27 May 2010 - 12:00am

Online recruiting for screening test

Police have expanded the search for new recruits to cyberspace by allowing people to book in advance for a screening test to be held on Saturday. More than 2,500 are expected to turn up for the recruitment exercise at police headquarters in Wan Chai.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Police to be questioned over witness 'coaching'

A police inquiry has been launched into allegations that five police investigators were caught on tape discussing evidence and coaching an undercover police constable in his trial testimony, a court heard yesterday.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Constable who shot dead burglar tells inquiry he feared for his life

A police constable testified yesterday that he had shot dead a convicted burglar and rapist because he thought his life was in danger after the man chopped him on the head.

Cheung Mah-yuk, who has two deep scars on top of his skull, told an inquest into the death of Sun Sheung-chung that he fired two shots when Sun kept lunging at him after inflicting the head wounds.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

24-hour bedside guard for officer

An off-duty police officer who was viciously attacked on Tuesday after he fled his flat in his underwear has been placed under police protection in hospital. The move came as Constable Soong Ko-chung, 37, remained unconscious in Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Officer clubbed after fleeing flat

Attackers pursue constable after he climbs out third-floor window and falls to lane

An off-duty policeman fled out the window of his third-floor flat in his underwear early yesterday to avoid attackers, only to be viciously clubbed by them in a Yau Ma Tei alley.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Survivor breaks long public silence in calm, clear voice

Wearing a black suit, light yellow shirt and blue tie, shoot-out survivor Sin Ka-keung was in the public eye again yesterday - almost exactly a year after he escaped death - as he spoke of the horrifying moments in a Tsim Sha Tsui underpass on March 17 last year.

17 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Officer's attacker to serve longer jail term

Catastrophic impact of assault should have been given more weight, judge says

The jail term of a man whose attack on a young police officer left him in a near-vegetative state was yesterday increased from six years to 10.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am