Will they be sacked without pension on the back of this?
and now we wait for the appeals of the conviction I assume so that it can drag on even longer.
Convicted of lesser charge“The Court was satisfied that every police officer has a duty to prevent the commission of a crime, even by fellow police officers,” Judge Dutton said in the judgement.
But the judge held that the injuries sustained by Tsang did not amount to grievous bodily harm. He ruled that the attack amounted to assault of occasioning actual bodily harm, an offence under Section 39 of the Offence Against the Person Ordinance.
Given that breast woman was sent to prison, that's exactly what should happen to these guys.
Imprisoned and sacked...not sure about the pension...the worst thing, it's ultimately their families who will suffer most.
9 Million on defense WOWZER, great pay for the Lawyers and it will continue rising once they file appeal LOL
Seven policemen convicted in Ken Tsang assault case spent HK$9 million on their defence | South China Morning Post
Max sentence of 3 years. Agree the bigger question is what happens to them if convicted. retirement from the police force? pension or no pension?
Was honestly not expecting the Police Commish to say he is sad about the verdict.
Does he say he is sad when anyone is convicted of assault? Leave the emotions to the unions and staff associations. Or does he firmly believe that the judgement is incorrect?
Should have remained impartial and left it at - "We understand your frustration, but..." 1 - A reminder of not matter how severe the circumstances, we should remember that we are here to uphold the law and protect and serve. 2 - The legal system is fair, just and unbiased and our colleagues have every right to appeal.Hong Kong police chief ‘saddened’ by conviction of seven officers in Occupy assault case | South China Morning PostIn a letter to colleagues on Wednesday, Lo said: “The force’s senior management and I fully understand the frustration and disappointment that some of you are feeling.”
In his first remarks on the seven officers who were found guilty on Tuesday of kicking and punching activist and former Civic Party member Ken Tsang Kin-chiu, Lo also said: “I believe that all of us were saddened ... on learning of the verdict given ... at the District Court.