Police in the southern province of Binh Duong have suspended an officer who was filmed slapping the face of a young woman while he was on duty at a football march.
Pham Thanh Sang, 20, was wearing a uniform as an emergency police officer to guard the match at Go Dau Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
He was filmed approaching the young woman and slapped her twice. The woman did not respond.
After someone posted the video online, it went viral.
Binh Duong police investigated and tracked him down. They ordered Sang to make a report on the case.
Sang told police the woman was his cousin, and said he slapped her after she said something rude to him. He said it was a family affair.
Binh Duong police said his act tarnished the image of a police officer in the public.