Police accuse a private car driver of playing songs too loudly. Car is towed away.

At 12:30am, a private car was stopped by police at Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O. Being asked to get out of the car, the driver asked the police to fall silent with foul language. Police officers pulled him onto the pavement and pressed him against the wall. A traffic police officer later arrived and the man was handcuffed and taken away. The driver was accused of “playing songs too loudly” and his private car was eventually towed away.

Laws of Hong Kong Cap. 232A Police (Discipline) Regulations Part 1:
3. Disciplinary offences
(2)The offences against discipline are—
(j)making a statement which is false in a material particular in the course of his duty or in connexion with the discharge by the police force of any of its duties or functions;
(k)unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority resulting in loss or injury to any other person or to the Government;

Laws of Hong Kong Cap. 232 Police Force Ordinance:
54. Power to stop, detain and search
(2) If a police officer finds any person in any street or other public place, or on board any vessel, or in any conveyance, at any hour of the day or night, whom he reasonably suspects of having committed or of being about to commit or of intending to commit any offence, it shall be lawful for the police officer—
(a) to stop the person for the purpose of demanding that he produce proof of his identity for inspection by the police officer;
(b) to detain the person for a reasonable period while the police officer enquires whether or not the person is suspected of having committed any offence at any time;
(c) to search the person for anything that is likely to be of value (whether by itself or together with anything else) to the investigation of any offence that the person has committed, or is reasonably suspected of having committed or of being about to commit or of intending to commit; and
(d) to detain the person during such period as is reasonably required for the purpose of such a search.

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