American lawyer Samuel Bickett, 37, was sentenced to four months, two weeks in jail on Tuesday over his assault of a Hong Kong police officer in 2019. Photo: Brian Wong American lawyer Samuel Bickett, 37, was sentenced to four months, two weeks in jail on Tuesday over his assault of a Hong Kong police officer in 2019. Photo: Brian Wong
American lawyer Samuel Bickett, 37, was sentenced to four months, two weeks in jail on Tuesday over his assault of a Hong Kong police officer in 2019. Photo: Brian Wong

American lawyer gets 4 months, 2 weeks’ jail for assaulting Hong Kong police officer amid 2019 protests

  • Samuel Bickett, 37, had argued he was only attempting to restrain Senior Constable Yu Shu-sang because he failed to identify himself as a police officer
  • But Magistrate Arthur Lam said the former bank employee’s actions constituted a serious threat to public order and could inspire imitation

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
American lawyer Samuel Bickett, 37, was sentenced to four months, two weeks in jail on Tuesday over his assault of a Hong Kong police officer in 2019. Photo: Brian Wong American lawyer Samuel Bickett, 37, was sentenced to four months, two weeks in jail on Tuesday over his assault of a Hong Kong police officer in 2019. Photo: Brian Wong
American lawyer Samuel Bickett, 37, was sentenced to four months, two weeks in jail on Tuesday over his assault of a Hong Kong police officer in 2019. Photo: Brian Wong
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