ICAC charges female cop with soliciting over HK$1m loan

Local | 24 Sep 2021 5:39 pm

A female cop was charged by Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) with soliciting unauthorized loans totaling over HK$1 million and accepting a HK$60,000 loan.

Au Kar-man, 46, faces two counts of prescribed officer soliciting an advantage, and one count of prescribed officer accepting an advantage.

At that time of the incident, Au was posted to Eastern District Investigation Team. She was assigned to handle a theft case involving a restaurant in November 2019.

She allegedly solicited a loan of HK$1 million and another loan of $30,000 from the complainant of the theft case without permission on January 8 and March 16, 2020.

She also allegedly accepted a loan of HK$60,000 from an arrestee of a fighting case on May 11, 2020.

ICAC investigation revealed that the complainant of the theft case refused to pay the amount Au asked for. Officers also found that the fighting case was closed when she accepted the loan from the arrestee.

The investigation arose from a case referred by the police. ICAC then sought advice from the Department of Justice and decided to charge the female cop.

She will appear in the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on October 4 for plea. Police has rendered full assistance to the officers during investigation into the case, ICAC said.

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