Date
23 March 2017
The police officer is reportedly under intense pressure as he was seeking to be promoted to inspector. Photo: HKEJ
The police officer is reportedly under intense pressure as he was seeking to be promoted to inspector. Photo: HKEJ

Bar-hopping rookie cop arrested over assault on colleague

A rookie police officer was arrested for allegedly assaulting a colleague after a drinking spree in Lai Kwai Fong on Wednesday night, Headline Daily reported.

The 30-year-old officer, surnamed Law, just graduated from the police academy last November and was assigned to the Tsim Sha Tsui unit of the force.

Law is known to be hard-working and his performance is frequently complimented by his superiors, the newspaper said. Colleagues say he seldom drinks.

But on Wednesday night, Law was seen bar-hopping in Lan Kwai Fong in Central. Around 1 a.m., he went to another pub on D’Aguilar Street, where he got into an argument with one of the staff, who later called the police.

When the police arrived, Law refused to produce his Hong Kong ID card and showed his warrant instead. He also allegedly insulted one of the officers.

Law was arrested after he shoved a 53-year-old officer to the floor. The officer sustained a bone fracture and was taken to the hospital along with Law, who claimed to be unwell.

Law was released on bail and is due to report back to the force in late June.

Police sources said Law was under intense pressure as he was seeking to be promoted to inspector.

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