Police in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Friday suspended two officers who were accused of using tear gas on a local man during an argument.
Truong Van Dien and Dinh Van Quan of Hau Loc District’s police unit will be suspended for 10 days as part of an investigation.
Dinh Van Tap, 51, told the police that his son and a friend drove a motorbike without wearing helmets and were stopped by the two officers at around 6 p.m. on June 13.
Tap came to the scene, trying to talk the officers out of confiscating the vehicle.
They started to argue and Dien, one of the officers, allegedly sprayed tear gas in Tap’s face.
Nearby residents brought water out to help Tap wash his face.
The two officers reportedly fled the scene when angry locals started to surround them.