Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor walks through water barriers as she arrives for a media briefing ahead of her weekly Executive Council meeting, at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on August 20. She pledged to create a “platform for dialogue” but once again dismissed calls for an independent inquiry into police conduct. Photo: Sam Tsang

Carrie Lam insists that an independent inquiry into Hong Kong police conduct is not needed. She is wrong

  • The statutory purpose of the Independent Police Complaints Council is inherently supervisory and relates to quality control. It has no legal power to summon witnesses
  • An inquiry is a judicial proceeding, the IPCC’s work is not
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Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor walks through water barriers as she arrives for a media briefing ahead of her weekly Executive Council meeting, at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on August 20. She pledged to create a “platform for dialogue” but once again dismissed calls for an independent inquiry into police conduct. Photo: Sam Tsang
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