Physical confrontations at CIC (2020-2022)

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Immigration Department should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about physical confrontations at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (“CIC”). May I know, for each of the years between 2020 - 2022,

(1) The number of cases of physical confrontation involving detainees at CIC:

(2) The nature of such physical confrontation at CIC, including:
(a) Detainee-on-detainee assaults
(b) Detainee-on-staff assaults
(c) Others (please specify)

(3) The number of detainees who were injured as a result of physical confrontations

(4) The number of staff who were injured as a result of physical confrontations

(5) The number of cases in which immigration officers used force on immigration detainees

(6) The reason for immigration officers to use force on immigration detainees, including:
(a) to prevent detainee-on-detainee assaults
(b) to prevent detainee-on-staff assaults
(c) to prevent self-harm incidents
(d) Others (please specify)

(7) The type of force used on detainees, including:
(a) empty-hand control
(b) use of pepper spray/ oleoresin capsicum spray
(c) use of 37 mm single shot launcher
(d) Others (please specify)

(8) The number of times force was used on detainees, with breakdown by:
(a) empty-hand control
(b) use of pepper spray/ oleoresin capsicum spray
(c) use of 37 mm single shot launcher
(d) Others (please specify)

If the information could be provided in CSV format, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much for your help on this matter. I look forward to your response.

Kind regards,
H. Y. Fung

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (14) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.7

Dear H. Y. Fung,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
20.12.2022. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
09.01.2023.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best regards,

NG Hon-sum
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (14) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.7

Dear H. Y. Fung,

Further to our interim reply on 29.12.2022, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 08.02.2023.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the undersigned via this
email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration