Date: Jun 03, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and the Taipei City Police Department yesterday
denied a city councilor’s allegations that a “child protection plan” had been removed from police duty assignments in March.
Ko faced questions about the issue at the Taipei City Council following criticism from New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜), a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) member.
KMT Taipei City Councilor Chin Hui-chu (秦慧珠) quoted Hou — a former director-general of the National Police Agency (NPA) — as saying that Taipei’s decision in March to cancel a “child protection plan” was a contributing factor in an attack on an elementary-school student on Friday last week.
The eight-year-old, surnamed Liu (劉), was attacked and her throat cut in a Wenhua Elementary School restroom in Beitou District (北投). She died at Taipei Veterans General Hospital the following day. [FULL STORY]