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華裔張峯華及黃偉旋被警拳打脚踢


Abstract:
Police--Canada ; Chinese--Canada ; Violence
Subjects:
Police--Canada ; Chinese--Canada ; Violence
Subjects Facet:
Police--Canada;Chinese--Canada;Violence
Creator:
[No author identified]
Date:
1992-05-31
Date searchable:
1992-05-31
Date searchable:
1992-05-31
Genre:
articles
Genre Facet:
articles
Format:
image/tiff
Language:
Chinese
Language Facet:
Chinese
Relation:
Article from: World Journal(世界日報)
Rights:
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Title-Alternative:
Chinese Canadians Zhang Fenghua and Huang Weixuan Were Beaten by Police
Description-Abstract:
Keywords: Zhang, Fenghua ; Huang, Weixuan
Location(s):
British Columbia--Vancouver
Location(s) Facet:
British Columbia--Vancouver
Transcript:
華裔張峯華及黃偉旋被警拳打脚踢 檢方對兩施暴警員決不起訴 社會譁然僑界公憤咸認是洛杉磯金恩暴案的翻版 【□□□□專訊】華裔青年張峰華及黃偉旋二人,在二月九日被温市警察入屋拳打脚踢,鄰居剛巧拍下錄影帶在電視上放映,檢方於近日公佈決定不起訴兩警員後,社會譁然,類似洛杉磯金恩案的翻版,引起了國際的重視。 事件發生後,張峰華向警方提出書面投訴,并且列舉警方十項不當的行爲,包括:入屋前無示警,入屋後無表明身份或企圖、不當地使用武力、拖延給傷者進行治理的時間、拒絕提供合理解釋等。 他要求警方解釋或認上述的不當行爲,保留要求法律檢討的權利,及對房屋被破壞及身心受損而要求有適當及合理的賠償。 警方事後由内部調查組負責調查此事,並於日前發表了調查的結果。警方發言人高柏表示,經過了多時的調查,警方會晤了卅一名警員及超過卅名目擊的市民,報告書更厚達四百多頁。 報告書呈交檢察廳後,檢察官韋特决定不向有關的警員提出刑事起訴,並且認爲警員的行動是適當的。 但華人社區則有不同的反應。加籍華人協會發言人黄煜文表示對此决定很憤怒,並且認爲警方的解釋不能令人採信。 卑詩公民自由協會主席布列頓亦説,警方使用連串暴力,卻没有提供令人滿意的解釋,並且説如果現行制度不能有效地監管警方的工作,便需要有新制度監管警方如何使用武力。 温市中僑互助會行政總監陶黄彦斌認爲,兩名受害者遭到不白之冤,但没有獲得補償。不論是華人或其他族裔人士,警方皆不應施用暴力,她希望警方能藉此事有所改善。 English translation: Chinese Canadians Zhang Fenghua and Huang Weixuan Were Beaten by Police The Prosecution Will Not Charge the Two Police Officers Society Is in an Uproar Chinese Canadians Angrily believe that It is a Repeat of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots of Jin En [Rodney King] □□□□Report Chinese Canadians Zhang Fenghua and Huang Weixuan were beaten up by the Vancouver police at their home on February 9th. Their neighbours happened to take a video, which was shown on television. The prosecution recently announced that the two police officers will not be charged. Society is in an uproar. It is similar to Jin En’s case in Los Angeles and has attracted international attention. After the incident, Zhang Fenghua filed a written complaint to the police and listed ten transgressions, including giving no warning before entering the house, no indication of their identities or intentions after entering the house, improper use of force, delays in the treatment of the injured, refusal to provide reasonable explanations, etc. He asked the police to explain or acknowledge the above wrongdoings, asked to reserve the right to request a legal review, and demanded appropriate and reasonable compensation for damage to the house along with physical and mental damage. The police internal investigation team then investigated the incident, and the result was announced a few days ago. Police spokesman Gao Bo [English name in Chinese pronunciation] said that this was a long-term investigation. The police met with thirty-one police officers and more than thirty citizen witnesses. The report was more than 400 pages thick. After the report was submitted to the Public Prosecutor's Office, the prosecutor Wei Te [English name in Chinese pronunciation] decided not to bring criminal charges against the relevant police officers and believed that their actions were appropriate. But the Chinese community responded differently. Huang Yuwen, the spokesman of jia ji hua ren xie hui [the Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians], said that he was angry about the decision and that the police's explanation was not convincing. Bu Liedun, chairman of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, also said that the police used a series of [acts of] violence but did not provide a satisfactory explanation. Besides, if the current system does not effectively supervise the work of the police, a new system is needed to monitor how the police use force. Lilian To, the Executive Director of the United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society (S.U.C.C.E.S.S.) in Vancouver, believes that the two victims suffered un-righted wrongs and did not receive compensation. Regardless if a suspect is Chinese or belongs to another ethnic group, the police should not resort to violence. She hopes that the police will improve through this incident.