A police officer in Hanoi on Monday apologized to a woman after being caught on video spitting at her last week when she refused to let him check her apartment at midnight.
“I had inappropriate actions and behaviors. I will seriously learn from this lesson,” Nguyen Van Bac, 29, told the woman as they met Monday night at a police office in Dong Da District.
There were witnesses from the district police and local media.
The woman, Tran Tu Anh, posted a video on the Internet on Friday morning, showing Bac spitting at her through her apartment door after a heated argument.
He demanded to check her apartment on suspicion that she was harboring a wanted criminal. She said she would only let him in when there was a warrant.
Anh accepted the apology on Monday, saying she hopes every police officer "learns to behave."
Bac has been suspended pending further punitive measures.