Riot police and bystanders during a lunchtime protest in Central. Photo: Nora Tam
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Lessons can only be learned if inquiries are held into crisis

  • Investigations will be needed not just into the police, but also the failures of the administration and wider issues fuelling the current city protests

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Riot police and bystanders during a lunchtime protest in Central. Photo: Nora Tam
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Police arrest a protester during a demonstration in August. Allegations of excessive force by police are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Council. Photo: AP Photo

Hong Kong police watchdog does not have powers and resources to cope with scale of protests, say Independent Police Complaints Council’s expert advisers

  • ‘Light touch’ body probing police conduct at demonstrations has ‘shortfall’ in capabilities, expert panel says
  • Investigatory powers such as summoning witnesses needed to meet the task of examining allegations against police, it finds
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police arrest a protester during a demonstration in August. Allegations of excessive force by police are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Council. Photo: AP Photo
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