I don't understand how anyone with a straight face could defend these policemen, let alone a policeman himself. If they had beaten up a pro-CCP'er I would equally support the sentence.
The fact that these spineless DAB/government types speak up against the ruling, is a pre-cursor how the "justice" system and rule of law will look like in 15 years time.
Should be fun in prison being an (ex) cop, plus getting a job with a conviction is pretty difficult in this town, can't work in real estate as an agent etc.
Look forward to being HK airport baggage handlers, or turning to a life of crime that pays, when they get ouf.