The Hong Kong government has dismissed protesters’ demand for an investigation into police conduct by an independent committee with statutory powers to call for witnesses and evidence. Photo: Sam Tsang

IPCC probe into Hong Kong police’s handling of protests to come under legal scrutiny

  • Court grants permission to application for judicial review that contends IPCC has gone beyond its statutory powers by proactively starting probe into civil unrest
  • Justice Keith Yeung of High Court finds it reasonably arguable that IPCC had no authority to initiate such a study, given the absence of any express statutory investigative or fact-finding powers
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
The Hong Kong government has dismissed protesters’ demand for an investigation into police conduct by an independent committee with statutory powers to call for witnesses and evidence. Photo: Sam Tsang
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