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The Hong Kong Police Complaints Commission excludes bad practices by its officials in protests

May 15, 2020

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has ruled out that Corps officers have done badly in protests against the government of the former British colony.

The IPCC report after an investigation to clarify police actions shows that the Hong Kong police had “room for improvement” in their agents’ performance, but ruled out that they had teamed up with criminal gangs to prevent ambulances from coming to take care of them protesters injured in protests against the executive.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation analyzed six of the body’s actions, including the controversial Yuen Long incident, in which dozens of gang members in white T-shirts attacked demonstrators at a subway station. The incident ended with more than 40 people in the hospital, including many young demonstrators.

The Hong Kong Police Complaints Commission excludes bad practices by its officials in protests
The Hong Kong Police Complaints Commission excludes bad practices by its officials in protests

The report found that the 40-minute delay in police response to protesters’ emergency calls resulted from a poor “command structure” that prevented the agents from working with the perpetrators of the attack.