POLICE last night pledged a full review of operations to address criticisms of force policy and procedures raised at the inquest. It is understood the review will focus on the six recommendations the jury made as it handed down a verdict of death by misadventure for the shooting of Korean businessman Kang Sang-bo. The review will also examine proposals made by a New Zealand firearms expert. Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Eric Lockeyear said yesterday the force would be reviewing all inquest evidence. Mr Lockeyear repeated the force's regret at the death of Kang, 31, and said it would take seriously the proposals to upgrade the amount of time officers spent in tactical firearms training. 'All avenues will be explored to improve, wherever possible, police policies and procedures,' he said. 'We are committed to improving our service to the community and, in this case, will do all that we can to address the recommendations which have flowed from this tragic incident.' Mr Lockeyear said it was unlikely one of the recommendations - a proposal to place spikes on the road to stop fleeing cars - would be adopted. Tests on the devices had proved unsuccessful because there was too much traffic in Hong Kong. The jury also urged police to: Give officers more tactical firearms training. At present, they only receive three half-day sessions; Broaden firearms training to encompass more than marksmanship; Give command officers intensive training for dealing with armed and dangerous offenders; and Ensure officers are aware of the chain of command in emergencies. Another matter to be explored will be the importance of making short, concise messages over the radio. It emerged that Senior Inspector Cheung Chiu-ping did not contact his duty officer at the height of the shooting. He said his radio had been jammed by constant interjections. Another recommendation urged better crisis management training, with a focus on negotiation tactics. In his written report to the inquest, New Zealand Chief Inspector Griffith 'Taffy' Jones said it appeared Senior Inspector Cheung had disregarded force procedures. He also criticised the force's instructions for hostage-takings and sieges, saying they were ambiguous in parts and open to misinterpretation. Chief Inspector Jones praised the impartial nature of the police inquiry - as did Coroner Warner Banks - saying his task had been aided by the thorough nature of the investigation.