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Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong government


Added 12-11-19 05:22:02am EST - “Foreign experts recruited to add legitimacy to Hong Kong's police watchdog quit Wednesday, saying the agency lacks teeth.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong government”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HONG KONG (AP) - Foreign experts recruited to add legitimacy to Hong Kong’s police watchdog quit Wednesday, saying the agency lacks teeth.

The expert panel’s decision to stand aside is likely to increase pressure on the territory’s government for an independent probe of police behavior during six months of pro-democracy protests.

Critics of the police watchdog had previously argued that the agency lacks independence and powers to credibly investigate policing of the protests.

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The panel of international experts that the agency turned to in September for experience and advice ended up drawing a similar conclusion.

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