LAWYERS representing the widow of a Korean businessman - killed a year ago today by police gunfire during a controversial siege - will seek a posthumous bravery award. They have also started civil action against the Attorney-General, Jeremy Mathews, to seek unspecified compensation. Lawyer Camille Jojo said disabled computer engineer Kang Sang-bo, 40, had demonstrated undisputed heroism in grappling with his captor and trying to persuade him to surrender. He was shot moments after wrestling with the gunman. Mr Jojo said he had told the Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Board he would make an application for a bravery award, liable to include financial compensation. However, before the application can be tabled, civil action arising from the shooting must be finalised. Mr Jojo said he was awaiting a transcription of documents obtained from Kang's employers before claiming compensation from the Attorney-General. It also emerged yesterday that the Legal Department will not pursue criminal charges against police involved in the incident. However, many of the officers involved in the tragedy are still on restricted duties pending the outcome of a departmental review. The drama started when the hostage-taker, Cheung Cho-yau, 23, attempted to attack three girls in Tsim Sha Tsui. He then stole a policeman's revolver in Central before grabbing Ku E-suen, 18, and forcing her into the back of a hijacked taxi. At the same time, Kang had also entered the taxi. Eventually, the taxi was cornered at a roadblock in Aberdeen but Senior Inspector Cheung Chiu-ping admitted at the inquest to firing blindly into the back of the vehicle.