Raptors form the special tactical squad of the police force, and have replaced their identification badges with alphanumeric codes. Photo: Edmond So

Identification of Hong Kong riot officers using undisclosed codes on helmets is ‘unsatisfactory’, police watchdog says, calling for clarity and accountability

  • Method replaces badges used earlier and protects officers from doxxing, but move was never made public until IPCC’s press conference
  • Watchdog also calls for explanation over separate incident of video showing drunk man being assaulted by police in hospital
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Raptors form the special tactical squad of the police force, and have replaced their identification badges with alphanumeric codes. Photo: Edmond So
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Sean Lin says his talk to the protesters outside Ma On Shan Police Station was unscripted. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong protests: gentler approach to resolving stand-offs ‘worth considering’, says police officer whose efforts to persuade youths to go home went viral online

  • Chief Inspector Sean Lin had gently tried to persuade youngsters besieging Ma On Shan Police station to leave
  • Video capturing incident gained more than 415,000 views in less than a week and also went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Sean Lin says his talk to the protesters outside Ma On Shan Police Station was unscripted. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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