Two cops plead guilty over assault on elderly man in Hospital

Local | 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.

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