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Report of the Supervisory Committee | Unanswered the dispute about the action call sign of the Athlon team

2020-05-16T01:07:56.950Z

In June last year, anti-revision demonstrations broke out in Hong Kong. The IPCC issued a review report on the topic yesterday (15th), which is 1,055 pages long and contains 16 chapters. The events of 7.21, 8.11, and 8.31, and the identification of Xinwuling Detention Center and police officers are also discussed in separate chapters. However, there are still many issues that have attracted the attention of the outside world that have not been fully clarified, including the action call sign displayed on the helmet of the Athlete Team, how it can be disassembled, and distinguish the wearer's team; the launch of bag bombs, rubber bullets and tear gas Code; Expansion of the International Experts ’Statement to expand the powers of the IPCC and the establishment of an independent investigation committee.



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Written by: Kong Fanxu, Zheng Qiuling

2020-05-16 09:00

Date of last update: 2020-05-16 09:00

In June last year, anti-revision demonstrations broke out in Hong Kong. The IPCC issued a review report on the topic yesterday (15th), which is 1,055 pages long and contains 16 chapters, of which 6 specific days have become independent chapters, including 6.9, 6.12, 7.1, The events of 7.21, 8.11, and 8.31, and the identification of Xinwuling Detention Center and police officers are also discussed in separate chapters.

However, there are still many issues that have attracted the attention of the outside world that have not been fully clarified, including the action call sign displayed on the helmet of the Athlete Team, how it can be disassembled, and distinguish the wearer's team; the launch of bag bombs, rubber bullets and tear gas Code; Expansion of the International Experts ’Statement to expand the powers of the IPCC and the establishment of an independent investigation committee.

Unknown interpretation of the action call sign of the Athlon team helmet

According to the report, because the Athlon Squad is wearing a special clothing and designed "clothing", it is not defined as a "uniform" under the "General Police", so it is not subject to the requirement of displaying the rank badge or Clothed police badge. From 2014 to 2016, the Athlon team has been wearing the old blue costume, the police number and rank of the shoulder are clearly visible; but the police later purchased new dark black clothing based on operational needs, and on June 12 last year Used, it was discovered by the outside world that it lacked an identification number.

According to information provided by the police to the Supervisory Commission, the police have been allocating an action call sign to each team of Athlon Squadrons and affixed it to the back of the tactical helmet. Since June 14, the police have added English letters to the back of the helmet. Taking a team of 5 people as an example, they are identified by the English letters "a" to "e".

However, at present, the public can only identify their action codes. As for the members' action positions, subordinate departments and ranks, the report does not explain how to fully interpret them. The report pointed out that, in view of the public's application for judicial review permission in June 2019 regarding the display of the police number of the Special Tactical Squad, the police may adjust the relevant measures in accordance with the results of the ruling.

Looking through the information, the identification of the special tactical squad (Athlon Squad) in response to the occupation in 2014 has always attracted much attention. According to the report of the Supervisory Committee, the Athlon Squad is from the Police Mobile Force Headquarters, the Counter-Terrorism Special Service Team, the Airport Special Police Unit, the Special Mission Company and the Tango Company. It consists of 5 people, including an inspector or sergeant as the captain, each member Equipped with special accessories, equipment and weapons.

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The report did not discuss in detail the police shooting guidelines

The report pointed out that during the anti-revision law storm, demonstrators threw petrol bombs and bricks at the police. The police used "low-lethal weapons" to deal with them several times, including the launch of cloth bombs, rubber bombs and tear gas. In addition to Section 6.12, it was mentioned that the escape route of the crowd should be considered before launching tear gas. In Section 8.11, it was mentioned that the police officer fired tear gas at Kwai Fong Station, pointing out that the tear gas canister is printed with the words "Only for outdoor use. It may cause fire". Used indoors, but the report only asked the police to review the guidelines for launching tear gas, and did not comment on the practice.

As for other ammunition weapons, Section 6.12 also records the use of bag bombs, rubber bombs, and reaction bombs (sponge bombs) by the police, but it does not mention the above-mentioned weapon launch and use guidelines, whether the shooting angle is reasonable, and no mention of the injured. He was shot and injured. In addition, only the incidents in which the police fired live ammunition were recorded in the form of a table in the annex, and no further discussion on firing guidelines was made. At present, members of the public are unable to check the "General Use of Police" Chapter 29 "Use of Force and Firearms" chapter from the Police Force website.

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Did not explain how the police distinguished the demonstrators from the citizens

The police once blocked the Prince ’s Station for an arrest operation on the night of 8.31 last year. During the process, it was questioned that excessive force was used. The Superintendent ’s Committee agreed that it was “seemingly a reasonable decision” to close the station. Identify some thugs who pretend to be ordinary passengers. These thugs are scattered all over the MTR platform, including people hiding in the train carriages of platform 4 (Tsuen Wan Line towards Central) ", but there was no in-depth explanation afterwards. The report was satisfied with the police ’s statement, but there was no progress to review how the police effectively divided the demonstrators and general passengers. The IPCC report also focuses on how to distinguish those who participated in the "riot" in Chapter 6.12.

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"If the Supervisory Commission can directly search for evidence, I believe we can do more"

Anti-revision routines have been turbulent so far. The government has refused to set up an independent investigation committee, arguing that it would be sufficient for the commission to review the investigation. Social worker Lu Zhiheng earlier questioned that the IPCC ’s practice was beyond authority and submitted a judicial review. The High Court ruled on April 16 that it lost the case. In addition, with regard to the IPCC and the independent investigation committee and their roles, the IPCC has invited an international expert group to be formed. In November last year, it issued a statement criticizing the IPCC for its lack of investigative capabilities and "structural limitations". It is recommended An independent body with requisite powers is investigated in greater depth by an independent body with power.

However, looking at the entire report of the IPCC, it did not comment on the need for an independent investigation committee. The letter from the International Expert Group is only listed as an appendix to the annex. The conclusion of the report only states that "If the IPCC can directly search for evidence, I believe it can do more. These can be discussed by the public in the future, but at present, the IPCC can only work within the scope of the IPCC regulations", and refers to The party also hoped that "the results of the review will help the government consider the way forward."

The Chairman of the Supervisory Commission Liang Dingbang responded to media questions at the press conference, saying that there is no position for the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the need for an independent investigation committee, and the law does not allow the Supervisory Commission to have a position. The government should discuss with the public. Regarding the fact that the IPCC does not have investigative power, he pointed out that the IPCC is not a law enforcement agency. According to the scope of work of the current regulations, no legal investigative power is required. Whether or not to review and change the system needs to be discussed by the public.

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Source: hk1

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