Editorial : The culture of blaming standard procedure is corroding good governance

【明報專訊】LAST February the police were accused of using vehicles of citizens to block a suspect seven-seater car on Fanling Highway. Shortly afterwards, affected vehicle owners were served with notices of intended prosecution by the police. Given the ridiculousness of the development, the incident has again aroused public concern. "What are the police thinking?" This is a question asked by not only the affected car owners but also many citizens. It is more than two months since the Fanling Highway incident. The police should provide an explanation as soon as possible about the nature of the incident and what was done to remedy the situation to allow the public to judge whether the police officer in question (as well as the Police Force) handled the incident appropriately.