Two cops plead guilty over assault on elderly man in HospitalLocal | 23 Nov 2020 12:58 pm
Three Hong Kong policemen were arrested in June last year on suspicion of assault over the beating in a public hospital of an elderly man. Two of the officers pleaded guilty to the charges.
The two officers, Au Kwok-wai and Tang Man-him pleaded guilty to their charges of misconduct in public office at the District Court today.
The third officer Lam Yik-sing pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Au and Tang will be remanded until the finishing of Lam’s trial awaiting their sentencing.
In an eight-minute security camera footage from the June 26 incident – which was not related to the protest movement in the city – two policemen are seen repeatedly hitting their 62-year-old male victim in the head, abdomen and genitals, in North District Hospital, Sheung Shui.
At one point, one of the officers appears to stuff a baton, which had just touched Chung’s genitals, into the victim’s mouth.