COMMISSIONER OF POLICE ADMITS SOME COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS WERE TRUE IN THE ANTI-EXTRADITION LAW MOVEMENT

Commissioner of Police, Chris Tang Ping-Keung, attended a programme of the business news channel of Now. He believed that part of complaints against police officers in the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement (Anti-ELAB Movement) were proved true after investigation. The Independent Police Complaints Council was still verifying the information so the statistics and details could not be announced yet. Regarding the brutal treatment of the press in recent demonstrations, he denied the Police had been picking on the press and he had already reminded the frontline police officers to be professional.

In the Anti-ELAB Movement, there were more than 1600 complaints against police officers, involving approximately 5000 complainants. The Complaints Against Police Office comprehensively investigated 21 cases of reportable complaints.

On 14th October 2019, A Now TV driver was shot in the back of the head by what was believed to have been a beanbag round near Mong Kok Police Station. During the beating inside the police station, his jaw has been fractured and he has several other noticeable injuries, including to his forehead, hands, and legs. He has officially filed a complaint and Tang promised to undergo a comprehensive investigation.

Regarding the recent explosives-related cases, Tang said that the Police was discussing whether to prosecute the 6 defendants in the 3 cases with the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance.

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