Police commander who got drunk and assaulted colleagues to be suspended

A Sha Tau Kok police district commander will be suspended from duty and face an internal inquiry after he allegedly injured two colleagues who were trying to stop him from drunk driving at a restaurant, according to sources.

It is understood that the district commander is police superintendent Luk Chun-chung, and he has been relocated to New Territories Command and Control Centre at this point, awaiting for his suspension and inquiry.

Sources said that Luk and his colleagues had a meal at a Sheung Shui restaurant last Friday and he wanted to drive home after consuming alcohol.

A male inspector tried to stop Luk but Luk lost his temper and assaulted him, biting his finger and punching him in the chest. Another female probationary inspector at the scene was attacked by Luk as well and sustained bruises on her arms.

Luk then left the restaurant on a taxi and the incident was later reported to upper management.

The case is now handled by New Territories North regional crime squad and the duo has been admitted to a hospital.

Police responded to media that they highly value the discipline and conduct of their officers and any violation will be handled in a serious manner according to the existing mechanism.

According to records, Luk is an experienced negotiator for the police and once persuaded a citizen who breached home isolation to head to a quarantine center.

Luk also served as the acting superintendent for the Commercial Crime Bureau's Fraud Division, and staged a press conference over a scam related to the Special 100% Loan Guarantee on March 18.