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Hearing impaired man convicted of robbing police pepper spray and convicted, saying sentence must be deterrent and sentenced to rehabilitation center

2020-12-01T12:28:18.480Z

On September 15 last year, a large number of citizens took to the streets in response to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance. A hearing impaired boy was accused of stealing pepper spray from a police officer in Causeway Bay. He was convicted of assaulting a police officer. Magistrate Zheng Jihang sentenced him today (1st). , Sentenced



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Written by: Li Huina

2020-12-01 12:04

Last update date: 2020-12-01 12:04

On September 15 last year, a large number of citizens took to the streets in response to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance. A hearing impaired boy was accused of stealing pepper spray from a police officer in Causeway Bay. He was convicted of assaulting a police officer. Magistrate Zheng Jihang sentenced him today (1st). Sentences must be deterrent, and the court must protect police officers from illegal behavior and sentence deaf boys to rehabilitation centers.

After the sentence, Zheng Guan reminded him that if he still regards Hong Kong as his home in the future, he needs to abide by the law.

The defendant Luo Zhenjie (20 years old, student) was charged with assaulting Wing Leung, a senior superintendent district, at Exit C of Causeway Bay MTR Station.

According to the prosecution plan, Superintendent Yongliang set up a blockade on Percival Street that day, but a large number of demonstrators approached the blockade and shouted, so he took out pepper spray as a warning, but the defendant tried to snatch the pepper spray with both hands, causing both parties to stumble. Fell to the ground.

During the interrogation, the defense stated that after the defendant was pepper sprayed, he asked to wash his face but was ignored. The police even asked him to apologize.

The defendant was finally convicted.

Magistrate Zheng Jihang pointed out that although the defendant submitted several letters of plea praising him for his good character, the court must impose deterrent penalties, publicly condemn his actions, impose penalties, and protect police officers from illegal acts.

Official Zheng also claimed that the defendant was convicted after trial and had no regrets. Taking into account the report’s recommendations, he was sentenced to a rehabilitation center.

After the sentence, Zheng said that the defendant still has a long life, and he hopes that he will deeply reflect, change his mind and recognize right and wrong.

Zheng Guan also reminded him that if he still regards Hong Kong as his home in the future, he needs to abide by the law, eliminate prejudices, and build a harmonious society for Hong Kong.

Case Number: ESCC291/2020

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