A 35-year-old in-house compliance officer from the United States working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch is facing assault charges in Hong Kong after an incident involving police officers.*

Samuel Bickett appeared before the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts Monday morning, charged with one count of common assault and one count of assaulting a police officer. The court will hear the case on Feb. 4 and Bickett has been released on bail. He is able to leave Hong Kong, according to local press reports.

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