Hearing-impaired Man Charged for Assaulting the Police

On Sept 15, 2019, a 20-year-old man with hearing impairment was accused of attempting to “rob” a riot police officer of his pepper spray, and they both fell to the ground. The man was charged for assaulting a police officer.

It was revealed in Eastern Magistrates’ Court on 13 May that from the CCTV footage, the man was surrounded by a large amount of police officers and some police officers wielded their batons at him.

The defendant asked the police to disclose the relevant police officers’ information and records, but the police claimed that they could not confirm the officers’ identity.

“I don’t have a way to guarantee that I can get it,” said the prosecutor. He even asked the defendant to explain his request for the police logbook. The magistrate ordered the prosecutor to provide the defendant with relevant information within 4 weeks.

Source: Apple Daily

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