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Now TV reporter "taken in for his own safety"! Now 電視台記者“為自己的安全而被逮捕”!

Updated: Apr 19, 2020


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RTHK reported


Police said on Monday 14 October 2019 that a Now TV driver who says he was beaten up by officers inside Mong Kok Police Station in the early hours had not been arrested, and he was only taken there for his own safety because petrol bombs were being thrown in the area.

The force's claim, made at a press briefing, came despite the fact that the driver's hands had been tied by cables.

Now TV said he had also been shot in the head with what is believed to have been a beanbag round.

Acting chief superintendent Kong Wing-cheung said the force's Complaints Against Police Office is now looking into the driver's claim that he was taken to a stairwell inside the station, where several officers beat him around the head with batons.

"According to our officers, after he [the driver] was accidentally shot, he fell down. So the reason for the injuries has to be confirmed. We are actively investigating this case, of course including identifying which officers had handled this injured person, as well as we have to retrieve any CCTV from the police station," Kong said.

The police also said it took them more than two hours to call an ambulance for the Now TV driver, who had multiple injuries including a fractured jaw, because they struggled to ascertain his identity.

The broadcaster had said that the driver, who was wearing a press vest with its logo on, had told officers that he works for the station, and another member of the press had confirmed this before the driver was detained.


Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported on 15 October 2019 that the Police said “We are sorry for the misunderstanding in communication during this incident.”



電視台記者“為自己的安全而被逮捕”!


警方於2019年10月14日星期一稱,Now TV節目中的一名司機說他在凌晨被旺角警察局內的警察毆打並沒有被捕,他只是為了自己的安全而被帶到那裡,因為在該區域有許多汽油彈被投擲。


儘管事實證明駕駛員的雙手已被手銬帶束縛,但在新聞發布會上警隊仍做出該聲稱。


Now TV上說他的頭部也被相信的布袋彈擊中了。

代理首席警司江永遠祥說,警隊的投訴警察課現正調查該司機的說法,稱他被帶到車站內的樓梯間後被幾名警官用警棍毆打。


“根據我們警官的陳述,在他(駕駛員)被意外擊中後,他摔倒了。因此受傷的原因必須被確認。我們正在積極調查此案,當然包括識別哪些警官已經經手處理了這個受傷的人,以及我們必須從警察局取回所有閉路電視錄像,”江警司說。


警方還表示,他們花了兩個多小時才為Now TV司機叫救護車,因為他們努力確定他的身份,Now TV司機多處受傷,其中包括頜骨骨折。

廣播公司說,那個穿著帶有新聞標誌背心的司機告訴官員說他在電視台工作,另一名新聞界人士在司機被拘留之前已經證實了這一點。


香港自由報(HKFP)於2019年10月15日報導說,警方說:“對於這次事件中的溝通誤解,我們深表歉意。”



Now TV driver "taken in for his own safety"

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