Police assaulted teenage under ‘Stop and Search’
A teenage was injured during a ‘Stop and Search ‘ procedure in the morning at the intersection of Nathan Road and Soy Street, Mong Kok. Injury was caused to the arm as the teenage was pushed down onto the pavement. A citizens group Protecting our Youth (‘守護孩子成員’ ) provided treatment to the teenage’s injury after the incident. The reason for ‘Stop and Search’ that Hong Kong Police gave was because the teenage “turned around and run upon seeing police officers”. When the teenager was released from custody, the teenager told reporters that the Police Force have no respect to peers.
The actions taken by the Hong Kong Police are in violation of the following: –
Basic Law Section 28
“The freedom of the person of Hong Kong residents shall be inviolable.
No Hong Kong resident shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful arrest, detention or imprisonment. Arbitrary or unlawful search of the body of any resident or deprivation or restriction of the freedom of the person shall be prohibited.”
Hong Kong Legislation CAP 232A Police (Discipline) Regulations Section 1(2)(k)
The offences against discipline are – unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority resulting in loss or injury to any other person or to the Government;
Hong Kong Legislation CAP 232 Section 54(2)
If a police officer have conducted ‘Stop and Search’ without sufficient suspicion. such actions may be deemed illegal.
Relevant case: 0129 Strike on 29 Jan 2020 ‘抗疫三罷行動’