Ukraine Cop Suspended For Slapping Woman Across Face

This Ukrainian cop has been suspended after he was filmed apparently slapping a woman across the face and knocking her phone to the floor.

Local media report the incident occurred in a supermarket in the city of Dnipro in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine after an alarm went off in the shop.

Video Credit: CEN/@hyevuy_dnepr

The police were called to the scene after the shop workers suspected two women of having stolen goods from the shop.

In the video, two police officers, who have not been named in reports, can be seen speaking to the two female suspects.

One of the officers then takes one of the suspects away while his colleague turns to her friend, who is on the phone.

Local media report the woman said on the phone “why are they holding me here” and in the video he can be seen slapping the device out of her hand, appearing to hit her face at the same time.

Credit: CEN/@hyevuy_dnepr
The policeman moments before he hit a woman in the face

He then grabs her wrists and appears to push her backwards into the supermarket.

The video was posted onto social media after which the Dnipropetrovsk Region Police Protection Department began an official investigation.

The press service of the regional police said: “In a supermarket in Dnipro the alarm went off in the afternoon. When the police arrived, store employees reported that two women were trying to steal goods. While talking to the suspects, one of the police officers knocked a phone out of the hands of a suspect and began to roughly push her. Whether there were any reasons for this is still unknown.”

Credit: CEN/@hyevuy_dnepr
The policeman hitting the woman in the face

Local media report the officer has been suspended from his role during the investigation which is ongoing.

No arrests were made and the two suspects were released, according to reports.


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Story By:  Elena KaliogloSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


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