HK Justice Dept Says .. head of nat. security police found in unlicensed massage parlour wasn’t engaging in illegal activity

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An investigation by the Justice department has found that the head of Hong Kong’s national security police who was found in an unlicensed massage parlour was not involved in any criminal activity, the police chief has said.

The police national security director Frederic Choi was found in the parlour in Wan Chai during a raid in late March. The news first broke in May, and Choi has been on leave since.

Frederic Choi police
Frederic Choi. Photo: Hong Kong police.

Choi’s case was first investigated by the force’s Organized Crime And Triad Bureau, and then by the Justice Department. Both probes cleared Choi of any criminal activity, the Commissioner of Police Raymond Siu said on Saturday.

“We have now handed the case to the Secretariat on Civil Service Discipline under the Civil Service Bureau to handle in accordance to the Public Service Administration Order,” said Siu.

Siu said that while Choi’s case did not involve any criminal activity following “fair and just” investigations, the incident still had to be investigated by a third party as the force was concerned whether Choi had broken any rules.

“The Public Service Administration Order mechanism is independent to the Hong Kong Police Force’s disciplinary mechanism,” said the police chief.