Date
19 December 2018
A document identifying the locations where police are conducting a video surveillance of traffic offenses, was uploaded to the internet on Thursday. Photo: Internet
A document identifying the locations where police are conducting a video surveillance of traffic offenses, was uploaded to the internet on Thursday. Photo: Internet

Police probe leak of document on traffic offense surveillance

Police have launched an investigation after an internal document detailing the exact locations where officers have put surveillance cameras to catch traffic offenders have been leaked to social media.

The leak was discovered after police launched on Wednesday a territory-wide six-month trial scheme involving the use of video cameras to combat road congestion resulting from traffic offenses.

Uniformed officers, armed with video cameras, were deployed in various parts of the city to record such violations.

The city-wide operation followed a two-month pilot scheme in Kowloon East last December and in the New Territories North this January.

On Thursday, a document, complete with text and photos identifying the locations where the trial scheme is being conducted, was uploaded to the internet, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.

Specifically, the document shows the exact locations where police officers are to shoot their videos.

The Police Public Relations Branch said the online document is an internal reference material given to traffic policemen at the West Kowloon Headquarters, but stressed that it does not involve classified information or personal information.

The Kowloon West Traffic District has started an internal probe into the leak, saying that action will be taken if it is confirmed that police officers have violated regulations, RTHK reported.

Police officers are reminded to live up to the standards of responsibility and discipline when using social media, HKEJ said.

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