News Exercise #295


1. How did the Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations describe the police policy concerning the use of force?
2. What has the UK government done as an attempt to intervene?
3. Why does Britain feel it has a duty to intervene?

Answers:
1. How did the Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations describe the police policy concerning the use of force?
He said that they had very stringent requirements on their officers when using force. Officers decide what level of force to use on each occasion, and that should be the minimum amount of force to achieve the operational objective.
2. What has the UK government done as an attempt to intervene?
The Foreign Secretary has called for an independent investigation into police tactics, but China views this as an internal matter.
3. Why does Britain feel it has a duty to intervene?
It is a “joint guarantor of the city’s special status”.

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