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.
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.