The news channel later reedited its broadcast of the event to cut out the beating, and an announcer only said the police were “suspected” of using excessive force—a change that sparked widespread outcry in Hong Kong and inspired some viewers to abandon the channel altogether.

Hong Kong’s police at the time “expressed concern” over the incident, and pledged to investigate. The seven officers involved will be sentenced on Wednesday (June 1). Tsang is appealing his sentence.

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