Date
13 December 2017
In this video grab, two women are shown trying to stop the cop and the enraged motorist from coming to blows. Photo: Facebook
In this video grab, two women are shown trying to stop the cop and the enraged motorist from coming to blows. Photo: Facebook

Viral clip of cop in ugly street fight stings HK police

A video purporting to show an ugly confrontation between a cop and a motorist is making the rounds on social media, drawing a stern reaction from the Hong Kong police.

In the short clip, the motorist is shown throwing an obscenity-laden rant at the officer after being asked to move his car.

The cop let fly with a taunt, telling the driver to hit him while holding a baton, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday.

Later, the video shows two women trying to separate them.

The 34-year-old driver was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

The incident took place in Yuen Long district on Friday but the video did not surface on Facebook until much later.

The police department said it takes police behavior seriously and will impose disciplinary action if any officer is found to have committed misconduct.

It said the concerned officer will be required to file a report on the incident.

A junior police representative said the video footage is incomplete and not enough evidence of wrongdoing by either side.

He said it is not unusual for an officer to raise a baton before a hostile suspect or a person resisting a lawful order.

The driver might have been booked under new rules on handling insults at police officers, he said.   

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A man (orange) shouts at a cop (yellow) when being asked to drive away.


The cop shouts back at the man, who keeps saying the "f" word.


The cop holds a baton and says "hit me".


The man, holding a baby (red), mocks the cop "turtle with glasses" and challenges him to a duel.


The cop is gently pulled away by a woman but then gets close to the man again, who keeps shouting at him.


Three people try to calm down the cop.


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