Traffic cop suspended for beating up truck driver

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A traffic cop in Ninh Binh Province has been suspended after a video on the Internet showed him beating a truck driver until his club broke.

The police officer was identified as Trong by Man Chi Nguyen, a senior Ninh Binh police official, according to a Tuesday report by news website Dan Tri.

"I just know that his name is Trong and cannot remember his surname," Nguyen said, adding that the provincial police chief is having the case investigated.

The video, posted on the Internet on June 10, shows a traffic police officer continuously beating a truck driver on the head with his club, slapping the man's face and pulling him over and pointing to the motorbike's tailpipe, which was dented.

The man who recorded the situation, told news website VnExpress anonymously that two police officers had signalled the timber truck to stop for inspection on Tran Hung Dao Street in Ninh Binh town, the capital city of the province.


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When the man drove towards the sidewalk to stop, his truck slightly hit the police's motorbike, enraging one of the policemen, apparently a major.

Earlier, on May 24, three traffic police officers in Hung Yen Province, also in the north, were suspended for allegedly beating a woman with their clubs until she fell unconscious and had to be hospitalized.

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