Review on “Human Roadblock” Incident in Kwun TongVer7

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Review on “Human Roadblock” Incident in Kwun TongVer7

  1. 1. Review of “ Human Roadblock ” Incident in Kwun Tong <ul><li>Background & Development (Slide 2 - 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Our Concern (Slide 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Our Observation and Opinion (Slide 5-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Remedies by Police (Slide 8) </li></ul><ul><li>Our remedies (Slide 9) </li></ul><ul><li>Limitation of remedies (Slide 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion (Slide 11) </li></ul>Presented by Samuel Cho Chun Kit(08407851), Wong Hiu Tong (08418085)
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>On 13 July 2009, in Kwun Tong Bypass </li></ul><ul><li>- Used civilian vehicles to form road block to stop > 14 illegal road racers </li></ul><ul><li>- 8 people injured </li></ul><ul><li>- *No police officer told drivers of civilian vehicles what was going on </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>On 14 July, police chief apologized </li></ul><ul><li>“ Error of judgment in the operation” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Would review their procedures” </li></ul><ul><li>In Sept., I.P.C.C. & LegCo. looked into the matter respectively. </li></ul>Development
  4. 4. Our Concern <ul><li>The problems of the police shown by the operation; </li></ul><ul><li>HKPF remedies; </li></ul><ul><li>Other possible remedies; and </li></ul><ul><li>Limitation of those remedies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Observation and Opinion I <ul><li>Anti-illegal Road Racing Policy of HKPF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding Principles: “ the safety of both innocent members of the public and police officers are the most importance ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A decision that violates the Policy !!! </li></ul><ul><li> Problem A </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 41 paragraph 6 of Force Procedures Manual (“FPM”) of HKPF: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In short, only marked police vehicles can form roadblock. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A practice that violates the Manual / Guidelines !!! </li></ul><ul><li> Problem A </li></ul>Did they read the Policy & Manual / Guidelines? Why they don’t follow?
  6. 6. Our Observation and Opinion II <ul><li>Section 63 of Police Force Ordinance (Cap 232): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Police had the right to request any person to assist police officer for prevention of crime, but the person who can refuse the request if it is hazardous to their lives.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cap 232 S.54: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Police officer was empowered to stop, detain and search and persons on car. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Problem B </li></ul><ul><li>Is the power of police too big? Is it providing room for police to abuse its power? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Our Observation and Opinion III <ul><li>Raise public awareness on the seriousness of the illegal car racing problem. </li></ul><ul><li>The follow up action carried out by If HKPF, IPCC and LegCo might re-heat the above public awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>If police does no respond to the awareness positively and immediately, may cause PR crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>Problem C </li></ul>
  8. 8. Remedies by Police <ul><li>To clearly specify the Policy Guiding Principle that in all relevant orders and instructions or direction; </li></ul><ul><li>To issue a Commissioner’s Order on illegal road racing to ensure standardization and best practice of the relative policy; and </li></ul><ul><li>To review roadblocks issues by forming a working group. </li></ul><ul><li>To guarantee that they will continue to take stringent enforcement action to the illegal road racers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our remedies <ul><li>Providing more simulation practical trainings of fighting street racing to frontline traffic police </li></ul><ul><li>Educating public and warning street racers </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting surveillance of the street racing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Limitation of remedies <ul><li>Less flexibility during a sudden case </li></ul><ul><li>Requisite of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Problem of privacy </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>We don’t deal with problem which involves professional judgment or legislative issue . </li></ul><ul><li>This incident review aims to find out and to cope with are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(i) the policy enforcement problem (i.e problem A and C); and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ii) the limitation of the remedies . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We hope this review would </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(i) stimulate more different thought angles; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ii) contribute to the relative review action which will be carried out in future. </li></ul></ul>-The End-

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