Former cop charged for attack on colleague

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Prosecutors in Ho Chi Minh City have pressed charges against a former police officer for attacking a fellow cop five months ago, online newspaper Dan Tri reported.

Tran Dai Phuc, 30, has been charged with "resisting officers on duty." He is being detained and awaits trial.

On July 28, Phuc, who was then a lieutenant officer of the HCMC Emergency Police Regiment, drove a motorbike without wearing a helmet at the intersection of Xo Viet Nghe Tinh and D5 streets in Binh Thanh District.

Phuc was wearing plain clothes at the time. 

He was spotted by Sergeant-Major Van Thanh Luan of the Hang Xanh Traffic Police Team. Luan ordered Phuc to stop and later asked him to produce identification but Phuc ignored the request.

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Phuc then slapped Luan in the face, and picked up a metal rod to attack. Luan fought back with a baton.

The fight between the two lasted for approximately 10 minutes before Phuc left the scene.

A passerby captured the fight with a mobile phone and posted the video on YouTube.

Consequently, Phuc was removed from his post and had his Party membership revoked.

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