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One-third of complaints are on Yuen Long mob: CE

2019-08-20 HKT 14:01
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  • Carrie Lam says she has noticed that the society was most concerned about the Yuen Long attack. File Photo: RTHK
    Carrie Lam says she has noticed that the society was most concerned about the Yuen Long attack. File Photo: RTHK
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday that nearly one third of complaints that police received recently were related to the mob attack that took place at the Yuen Long MTR station on July 21.

Lam said she noticed that society was most concerned about this particular attack among all the recent incidents.

The CE said of the 173 “reportable complaints” filed with the Complaints Against Police Office (Capo), 53 were related to the Yuen Long attack.

Under Hong Kong's two-tier police complaints system, all complaints against the police are investigated by Capo. IPCC cannot investigate public complaints itself and refers all such complaints to Capo.

The police are required to submit investigation reports on these complaints to the IPCC for scrutiny.

A "reportable complaint" is a public complaint that relates to the conduct of a police officer while on duty or who identifies himself as a police officer while off duty. The complainant should be the person directly affected by the police misconduct.

At the media briefing before the Exco meeting, the CE dodged questions about the pressure on business houses over the ongoing protests.

Asked if the business environment in Hong Kong would be undermined, after many companies such as Cathay Pacific were allegedly forced to make pro-government statements in light of the social unrest, she said she wouldn't comment.

“I can’t comment on the commercial decisions of individual companies," she said. "But I remain convinced that Hong Kong has her unique advantages in attracting overseas companies to come to Hong Kong."

"One of the most important strengths is the rule of law. That’s why we have been doing so much to ensure that the rule of law is being upheld and respected in Hong Kong,” she said.