FOOT DRAGGING?Police arguments about jurisdiction meant MRT security footage was deleted before police viewed it. Police have questioned the Taiwanese suspect
Date: Nov 13, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
People First Party (PFP) Taipei City Councilor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) yesterday called for
better communication between Taipei City Police precincts in handling cases that take place in the city’s MRT system, after a foreigner posted a video showing that he and his Taiwanese girlfriend had been humiliated on an MRT carriage.
During a Taipei City Council question-and-answer session, Huang showed a video clip recorded last month by Christopher Raymond Hall, a Briton, which Hall uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday.
The footage showed Hall and his girlfriend being verbally abused on a train operating on the MRT Tamsui-Xinyi Line by a Taiwanese man, who subjected the couple to a barrage of racist remarks and personal attacks.
Huang questioned the efficiency of the city’s police system, saying that the police were unable to obtain footage of the incident from surveillance cameras installed on MRT trains because more than one week had passed before the police stations finally figured out who had jurisdiction over the case, and the footage had already been deleted. [FULL STORY]