Baton used in Yuen Long MTR not modified, cops say

Monday, July 29, 2019

A policeman on duty at Yuen Long on the night of Sunday, July 27, used a baton with plastic straps encircling its end to fix a rope there, the police said today responding to allegations that a modified baton had been used to cause maximum injury.

As the rope was pulled out while being used and the plastic straps slipped to the front part of the baton. This led to the misunderstanding, a police statement said.
The police also said that some online comments raised doubts about the policeman's identity, he is a serving officer.